Gallant Soldier (I), The
DESCRIPTION: A soldier, passing through Ayr, asks a girl to leave home and he'd give her towers, castles and gold. She agrees. In Dundee he buys her a gown. At Inverness he meets a prettier girl. The first asks for her towers, etc. He has none and gives her no gold.
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan1)
KEYWORDS: seduction infidelity gold promise soldier beauty clothes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan1 88, "The Gallant Soldier" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Plains of Waterloo" (tune)
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.