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Soldier, soldier

Language: English

"Soldier, soldier come from the wars,
why don't you march with my true love?"
"We're fresh from off the ship 
an' 'e's maybe give the slip.
an' you'd best go look for a new love."

New love! True love!
Best go look for a new love.
The dead they cannot rise, 
an' you'd better dry your eyes,
an' you'd best go look for a new love.

"Soldier, soldier come from the wars,
do you bring no sign from my true love?"
"I bring a lock of 'air that
he allus used to wear,
an' you'd best go look for a new love."

"Soldier, soldier come from the wars,
O then I know it's true I've lost my true love!"
"An' I tell you truth again-
when you've lost the feel o' pain,
you'd best take me for your true love!"

True love! New love!
Best take 'im for a new love.
The dead they cannot rise,
an' you'd better dry your eyes,
an' you'd best take 'im for your true love.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2014-06-10 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:35

Line count: 25
Word count: 171

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