Salvation Army song lyrics?

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  1. Seth Paxton

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    Does anybody know the song or the lyrics?

    My fiancee is stuck on the song and can't remember how it goes. Personally, I don't remember it at all.
     
  2. Mike Frezon

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    I don't know if you are referring to the song "Follow The Fold" from the play/movie Guys and Dolls. That is the song sung by Sergeant Sarah Brown and the rest of her Salvation Army troop during the production:

    Follow the fold and stray no more
    Stray no more, stray no more.
    Put down the bottle and we'll say no more
    Follow, follow, the fold.
    Before you take another swallow!
    Follow the fold and stray no more
    Stray no more, stray no more.
    Tear up your poker deck and play no more.
    Follow, follow, the fold.

    To the meadows, where the sun shines
    Out of the darkness
    And the cold.
    And the pain and shame in which you wallow.
    Follow the fold and stray no more
    Stray no more, stray no more.
    If you're a sinner and you pray no more
    Follow, follow, the fold.
     
  3. Seth Paxton

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    No, it has SALVATION ARMY in the lyrics and apparently something about "put a nickle in the bucket" or something like that with NICKLE.

    I think it's really a song for the SA instead of from a musical.
     
  4. Bill Catherall

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    Salvation Army!
    Salvation Army!
    Put a nickle in the drum,
    Save another drunken bum.
    Salvation Army!
    Salvation Army!
    Put a nickle in the drum
    and you'll be saved.

    (Then you take turns talking about "The Bad and the Good News." Example...)
    The Bad News is, I once met a girl who wore army boots.
    (Audience boos)
    The Good News is, that's all she wore!
    (Audience cheers) [​IMG]
    Repeat chorus.
     

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