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Differences



 



With the Ruperts and the Rodneys



In their Mess at the end of the day,



The RSM being satisfied the unit



Is all satisfactorily squared away,



The sergeants and the seniors



And those OR's with a wife



Have wandered off to their pads



To resume their married life.



 



The Sergeants Mess bar is open



And they've other things on their mind



And  apart from the duty picket



It's the end of the week's daily grind;



The squaddies in their billets



After a short gonk on their pit



Are all civvied up



With a bit of polish and spit



 



To sally forth to civvie land



Each one to choose,



Cherchez la femme



Or just cherchez le booze.



The Ruperts and the Rodneys



May play high spirited drinking games



While In the sergeants mess 



More raucous versions of the same.



 



And the  squaddies on the town.  



Wander down the street.



To find a pleasant pub



And chat to any birds they meet.



At the ending of the night



Each group wander to their beds



And come the morning many



Will wake with throbbing heads,



 



But it's only Saturday morning



With many hours to recover



And maybe a few more pints 



Before the weekends over.



Come Monday morning



They're parading on the square



 Not a single AWOL,



Every single soldier there.



 



Lots of hard work



And a maybe long wait



Until the Roster rolls around



To their next 48.



They work and play hard for,



In these days of international strife,



There's no guarantee 



Of living a long happy life.



 




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