Barmy Army Songbook

New Zealand Players
Songbook

Jesse Ryder's Sloop John B

(To the tune of Sloop John B)

We came over from old blighty
The Barmy Army and me
Around New Zealand's towns we did roam (we did roam)
Drinking all night (Drinking all night)
A grand for the fliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight
Well I feel a bit drunk now
I should have gone home

So hoist up the john b sail
See how the mainsail sails
Call for the captain ashore
Let me go home (let me go home)
I wanna go home, I should have gone hooooooooooooome
Well I feel a bit drunk now
I should have gone home

Jesse Ryder's an evil man
He gets drunk whenever he can
He doesn't give a toss
About Vettori and the boys (Vettori and the boys)

Jesse Ryder's a sod (Jesse Ryder's a sod)
He thinks he's a goooooooooooooooooood
When he felt so drunk then
He should have gone home

So hoist up the john b sail
See how the mainsail sails
Call for the captain ashore
Let me go home (let me go home)
I wanna go home, I should have gone hooooooooooooome
Well I feel a bit drunk now
I should have gone home

Now Jesse Ryder he got drunk
He smashed a window to have a dump
The constable had to come and take him away (take him away)
Sheriff John Stone (Sheriff John Stone)
Why don't you leave Jesse aloooooooooooooooone
When he felt so drunk then
He should have gone home

So hoist up the john b sail
See how the mainsail sails
Call for the captain ashore
Let me go home (let me go home)
I wanna go home, I should have gone hooooooooooooome
Well I feel a bit drunk now
I should have gone home

Oh My Darling (Dan Vettori)

(To the tune of Oh My Darling Clementine)

Dan Vettori
Dan Vettori
Harry Potter in disguise
We are going to
Steal your glasses
And poke you in the eyes

Why, why, why, Jesse Ryder? (Jesse Ryder)

(To the tune of Delilah)

I saw the rage in his eye as he looked for a toilet
I saw the glass on his hand as he smashed down the door
I stood there laughing
He saw the blood on his sleeve and we laughed no more

Why, why, why, Jesse Ryder?
Why, why, why, Jesse Ryder?
Long before the selectors say no more
Forgive me Vettori I wont be a git anymore

As Jesse woke up paralytic, in Christchurch Hospital
The Doctor came in to offer Jesse a hand
But Jesse was still mortalled he said (spoken) well I've had just about enough you , so you can go and….

Why, why, why, Jesse Ryder?
Why, why, why, Jesse Ryder?
Long before the selectors say no more
Forgive me Vettori I wont be a git anymore

You've got Chris Martin (Chris Martin)

(To the tune of You Are My Sunshine)

You've got Chris Martin
He's not in Coldplay
He's not had Gwyneth
He cannot sing
He's got no albums
Or record contracts
But he's just as booooooooooooring