"U.M.W. Pension" as written by and Jason Molina....
i’ve left what’s left of me on the shores of the Eerie
on the shores of the Eerie
and i’ve crawled ne’er so
home sickwardly home
so home sickwardly home
it goes Hayfoot with strawfoot
ya throw down(throw down)
and this they’ll say serves me rightly(x2)
so i’d give o’er plainly, this journians luckless cause
if I weren’t so lucky
it goes hayfoot with strawfoot ya throw down(throw down)
and this they’ll say serves me rightly(x2)


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    Song MeaningSimilarly, the drill sergeants repeatedly found that among the raw recruits there were men so abysmally untaught that they did not know left from right, and hence could not step off on the left foot as all soldiers should. To teach these lads how to march, the sergeants would tie a wisp of hay to the left foot and a wisp of straw to the right; then, setting the men to march, they would chant, “Hay-foot, straw-foot, hay-foot, straw-foot”—and so on, until everybody had caught on.
    sxeanon January 01, 2014   Link

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