Il Faut Aller en Guerre (To War We Must Go)

DESCRIPTION: French. "We must go to war / Drink, then we'll go.". Soldier, leaving for war, visits his sweetheart. He finds her weeping; he asks why she is weeping, and she tells him it's because he's leaving. He tells her it's true. "We must drink, and then go."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (BerryVin)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage grief love war parting drink lover soldier
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BerryVin, p. 70, "Il faut aller en guerre (To War We Must Go)" (1 text + translation, 1 tune)
SAME TUNE:
For all its potential tragedy, this sounds more like a drinking song. - PJS
File: BerV070

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.