Soldier's Return (I), The

DESCRIPTION: Jimmie returns home from the war. He disguises himself in bandages and says his true self is close behind. He sees that everyone, including "my Jessie" is truly happy. He leaves them planning the wedding "Since Jimmy escaped the soldier's grave"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1859 (broadside, Bodleian Johnson Ballads 1879)
KEYWORDS: wedding war return disguise family soldier
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Creighton-Maritime, pp. 160-161, "The Soldier's Return" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #2700
Bodleian, Johnson Ballads 1879, "Soldier's Return" ("The wars for many months were o'er"), J.O. Bebbington (Manchester), 1855-1858
cf. "John (George) Riley (I)" [Laws N36] (plot) and references there
File: CrMa160

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