There Was a Gallant Soldier

DESCRIPTION: A soldier meets a maid. He asks if she is pregnant; she says yes. Who is the father? A soldier like you. Where is he? Gone to war. What if he is slain? "The king will lose a man she said an I will loose a frien." Am I the man? Yes.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: war reunion pregnancy dialog soldier
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan7 1472, GreigDuncan8 Addenda, "There Was a Gallant Soldier" (3 texts, 3 tunes)
Roud #7183
ALTERNATE TITLES:
O Fair Maid
NOTES: GreigDuncan7 1472C gives the soldier's name as "Rob Runawa' when he's nae at hame." - BS
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File: GrD71472

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