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I'LL MAKE A MAN OF YOU (Music & Lyrics: Arthur Wimperis & Herman Finck) Gwendoline Brogden - 1914 Clara Beck - 1914 Unknown Singer (feat. in the London Stage Production "Oh, What A Lovely War!) - 1963 Barbara Windsor (feat. in the Broadway Production) - 1964 Maggie Smith (feat. in the film "Oh, What A Lovely War!") - 1969 As performed by MAGGIE SMITH (with DAVID LODGE) in the 1969 film production: SMITH: The Army and the Navy need attention The outlook isn't healthy you'll admit But I've a perfect dream of a new recruiting scheme Which I really think is absolutely it If only other girls would do as I do I believe that we could manage it alone For I turn all suitors from me, but the Sailor and the Tommy I've an Army and a Navy of my own On Sunday I walk out with a Soldier Monday I'm taken by a Tar Tuesday I'm out with a baby Boy Scout On Wednesday a Hussar On Thursday I gang out wi' a Scottie On Friday the Captain of the crew But on Saturday I'm willing if you'll only take the shilling To make a man of any one of you I teach the tenderfoot to face the powder That gives an added lustre to my skin And I show the raw recruit how to give a chaste salute So when I'm presenting arms, he's falling in It makes you almost proud to be a woman When you make a strapping soldier of a kid And he says, "You put me through it and I didn't want to do it But you went and made me love you, so I did!" On Sunday I walk out with a Bosun On Monday a Rifleman in green On Tuesday I choose a Sub in the Blues On Wednesday a Marine On Thursday a Terrier from Tooting On Friday a Midshipman or two But on Saturday I'm willing if you'll only take the shilling To make a man of any one of you Come on lads, we need a million (Million!) Be a man, enlist today (Enlist today!) Have your man digging your garden When he should be digging trenches (He should be digging trenches!) Are there any able-bodied men in the house? 'Cause on Saturday I'm willing if you'll only take the shilling To make a man of any one of you LODGE: Now you heard what the lovely lady said, we need a million of you SMITH: Able-bodied men LODGE: Come along my lucky lads, take the King's shilling, we'll make a man of you SMITH: I'll turn you into a man LODGE: Give you the time of your life SMITH: I'll give you the time of your life (CHORUS GIRLS: We'll give you the time of your life) LODGE: A kiss, a kiss from this lovely lady for the first man to volunteer Do you, Sir? How about you, Sir? That's right, Sir! Why, step forward, Sir! Step forward, Sir! That's right, my lucky lads SMITH: Come on lads, you heard what I said, we need a million of you That's right, boys, up you come LODGE: More gallant men have stepped up You, Sir! Make your girlfriend proud of you Be a hero and step forward, Sir! One young lady still left unescorted You, Sir! You may be fat and forty, Sir But your Country needs you, come and join the Army! SMITH: 'Cause on Saturday I'm willing if you'll only take the shilling To make a man of any one of you (To make a man of any one of you) (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - July 2014)

    


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