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Soldier Songs and Love Songs   By: (1869-1908)

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SOLDIER SONGS AND LOVE SONGS

BY

A.H. LAIDLAW

PRESS OF WILLIAM R. JENKINS

NEW YORK

COPYRIGHT, 1898, BY A.H. LAIDLAW

[ALL RIGHTS RESERVED]

Dedicated

TO THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS OF THE UNITED STATES

THE TWO ARMS OF AMERICAN SALVATION

CONTENTS.

PAGE 1. CUSTER 1 2. THE AMERICAN GIRL 2 3. THE GOOD SHIP "OHIO" 4 4. THE AMERICAN GIRLS 5 5. THE UNION OATH 8 6. BETSIE BROWN 9 7. SWORD OF JEHOVAH 11 8. BLACK EYES 12 9. THE AMERICAN ÇA IRA 13 10. BIRD OF THE SUMMERING NORTH 16 11. THE WAR SONG OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR 17 12. THE LIGHT OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL EYES 19 13. BABYLON 20 14. THE BRITISH GYP 23 15. DEATH SONG OF THE ENFANTS PERDUS 24 16. FARE THEE WELL, O LOVE OF WOMAN 25 17. EVER TO BE 27 18. JOCK AND JEAN 28 19. THE FLAG OF BROTHERS 31 20. WITH A HO HO HO! 33 21. SEE, THE FIELD OF BATTLE GLEAMS 34 22. THE DYING SOLDIER TO THE NIGHTINGALE 36 23. BURKE OF THE BRAVE BRIGADE 37 24. TEARS, TEARS 39 25. SHERRY IN THE SADDLE 40 26. HOME, HOME 42 27. THE CUSTER WAIL 43 28. WEEP NOT FOR HIM 46 29. TARRY YE NOT IN EGYPT 47 30. GIF A LASSIE SPURN A LADDIE 49 31. THE AMERICAN CONSUMMATION 50 32. THE YOUNG VETS 52 33. MAIDEN KNICKERBOCKER AND THE GALLANT CAPTAIN PICKWICK 53 34. IT IS TIME TO BEGIN TO CONCLUDE 55 35. MARSHAL NEY'S FAREWELL 57 36. THE LILY LAND OF FRANCE 60 37. THE THREE P'S: THE PRATIE, THE PIG AND POTEEN 61

PREFACE.

In issuing this collection of Songs, the author makes the following acknowledgments:

"The American Ça ira " was suggested while reading the French song of that name, from which song the phrase ça ira alone was appropriated.

In "The Song of William the Conqueror," his characteristic oath, "By the splendor of God!" is used.

In the "Death Song of the Enfants Perdus," a few remembered lines or fragments have been appropriated from an anonymous and almost forgotten English ballad.

"Burke of the Brave Brigade" was written in memory of the late Dennis F. Burke, the last commander of the Irish Brigade in the battle of Gettysburg.

"The Custer Wail" was composed in a dream, in 1877.

In the last two stanzas of "Marshall Ney's Farewell," his own language translated is used in nearly half the lines. The first line of this poem is the expression used by Napoleon, on his voyage to St. Helena, when sighting the shore of France for the last time.

"The Lily Land of France" was suggested by the French song, "Partant pour la Syrie," from which nothing was appropriated but the accentual movement... Continue reading book >>




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