Yorkshire Volunteers, The (Touch the Thing)

DESCRIPTION: "You Stockton lads and lasses too, Come listen to my story, A dismal tale... I've now to lay before ye...." The singer and his comrades march away to the sound of the drum. They will miss their wives and sweethearts, drink, and "push about the jorum"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1859 (Chappell); Chappell dates the tune to 1773 or earlier
KEYWORDS: soldier travel drink separation
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
DallasCruel, pp. 26-27, "The Yorkshire Volunteers" (1 text, 1 tune)
File: DalC026

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