Discharged Drummer, The

DESCRIPTION: A drummer proposes to a Bristol lady of sixteen that she enlist in the regiment to follow him. She proposes instead that she buy his discharge and that they marry. He agrees "and now he's knocked off playing Among his comrades all"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (Karpeles-Newfoundland)
KEYWORDS: marriage soldier money
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Karpeles-Newfoundland 75, "The Discharged Drummer" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Roud #2303
File: KaNew075

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