Drums Beat to Order, The

DESCRIPTION: "The drums beat to order and the Queen she wants men And I'll go to the war, should I never return." Farewell Rhynie [Aberdeenshire]. The singer will think of the girl he left behind. When the war is over he'll return to her.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Greig/Duncan1)
KEYWORDS: love war separation return Scotland soldier
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Greig/Duncan1 100, "The Drums Beat to Order" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #5788
NOTES [44 words]: It is interesting to ask whether the Queen in this song is Anne, in which case the wars are probably in the Low Countries, or Victoria, in which case the Wars are probably in the Crimea or Asia. But Grieg's seems to be the only version, so evidence is lacking - RBW
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File: GrD1100

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