When the Battle it was Won (Young Jimmy and the Officer) [Laws J23]

DESCRIPTION: Jimmy deserts (in the face of the enemy!) when he hears his mother is dying. An officer arrives, hauls him from his mother's bedside, and orders him to face a firing squad. The officer may have wanted Jimmy's sweetheart (but she shoots him)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (Mackenzie)
KEYWORDS: war family death trial execution
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar,Newf)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Laws J23, "When the Battle it was Won (Young Jimmy and the Officer)"
Greenleaf/Mansfield 178, "Young Jimmy and the Officer" (1 text)
Peacock, pp. 994-995, "The Deserter" (1 text, 1 tune)
Mackenzie 117, "When the Battle It Was Won" (1 text)
Ives-PEI, pp. 59-61, "When the Battle It Was Won" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 553, BATLEWON

Roud #1890
RECORDINGS:
Mrs. Thomas Walters, "The Deserter" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
File: LJ23

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