“The Company Cook”


"The company cook had a greasy look, A nasty galoot was he, His only shirt was stiff with dirt...." The cook is "an autocrat," but "the stuff we got to put in the pot Was too often fit for swill." One day he dies and is buried; they expect he is in hell


Makes me think of "The Bastard King of England," but the dependence seems to be merely a matter of vague allusions. - RBW


  1. Lomax-ABFS, pp. 551-552, "The Company Cook" (1 text)
  2. Roud #15544
  3. BI, LxA551


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934
Keywords: cook death army