Soldier's Dream, The

DESCRIPTION: A soldier dreams the war is over and he was home with his wife and children, swearing "from my home and weeping friends never to part." Then he wakes up.
AUTHOR: Words: Thomas Campbell / music: T. Attwood (source: Carpenter)
EARLIEST DATE: 1835 (_The Universal Songster_)
KEYWORDS: battle war home children friend wife soldier dream
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Kidson-Tunes, pp. 167-168, "The Soldier's Dream" (1 text, 1 tune)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #2145, p. 144, "The Soldier's Dream" (7 references)
ADDITIONAL: The Universal Songster (Boston: Charles Gaylord, 1835 ("Digitized by Google") ), pp. 171-172, "The Soldier's Dream" ("Our bugles sang truce, for the night-cloud had lower'd") (1 text)
J.E. Carpenter, The Book of Modern Songs (London: G Routledge & Co, 1858 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 7, "The Soldier's Dream" ("Our bugles sang truce, for the night-cloud had lower'd") (1 text)

Roud #13899
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 11(4318), "The Soldier's Dream" ("Our bugles sung truce for the night-cloud had lower'd"), J. Catnach (London), 1813-1838; also Harding B 15(300a), 2806 c.19(29), 2806 c.19(29), Harding B 15(299a), 2806 d.31(22), Harding B 15(299b), Harding B 15(299b), Harding B 15(298a), Harding B 11(4317), Harding B 11(2497), Harding B 11(1891), Firth b.28(11a/b) View 4 of 8, Firth b.26(299), Harding B 15(298b), Firth c.14(223), Harding B 11(2829), Harding B 11(4319)[some words illegible], Harding B 11(3574), Harding B 11(3495), "The Soldier's Dream"
SAME TUNE:
Wandering Boy (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(2829))
NOTES: Although written a generation before the Civil War, this seems to have been popular during that conflict; WolfAmericanSongSheets, p. 144, lists seven different broadsides by five different publishers. None of them seems to list an author. - RBW
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