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THE NAVY GETS THE GRAVY, BUT THE ARMY GETS THE BEANS From the film "At War With The Army" (1951) (Jerry Livingston / Mack David) Jerry Lewis In the Navy they get steak, caviar and whipped cream cake They have fancy cooks who know what cooking means In the Army we get mess, and it really is a mess Oh, the Navy gets the gravy, but the Army gets the beans (beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans) Send a salami, to your boy in the army Yes, the Navy gets the gravy, but the Army gets the beans (beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans beans beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans) Nothing but beans Navy service is ideal, printed menus ev'ry meal And they decorate your plate with parsley greens In the Army we get chow that you wouldn't feed a Chow Oh, the Navy gets the gravy, but the Army gets the (beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans) Beautiful beans, gorgeous beans, succulent beans Send a baloney `cause I'm skinny and boney Yes, the Navy gets the gravy, but the Army gets the (beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans nothing but beans) Loving those beans, loving those beans, liking those beans Know what I mean, mammy I love you Nothing but beans (beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans) Oh, I was born at the age of three, as might' as I could be Sure it takes a great mentality to dish out all the (beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans) Oh, it seems bell bottomed pants are conducive to romance They are wined and dined and loved by movie queens But you wear a khaki frame and you get a wacky dame Oh, the Navy gets the, the Army gets the (beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans) I hit the jackpot, but it's always a crackpot Yes, the Navy gets the gravy, but the Army gets the beans (beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans) Did you know that the Navy gets all of the gravy Did you know that the Army gets all of the beans Oh, a soldier's a coward if he doesn't lick the platter clean Oh, a soldier's a coward if he leaves a solitary bean Oh, it isn't the fighting that will make a soldier cross and mean It is only the beans! You can grab a marine and you show him a bean He says : "what does it mean, that I never have seen" So you grab a civilian, and one in a million can identify So I say to you : "why do we got to have beans ?" Multiple beans, ??? beans, succulent beans Nothing but beans (beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans, beans) (Transcribed by Ferda Dolunay & Bill Huntley - March 2005)

    


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