Regular Army-O, The

DESCRIPTION: The volunteer joined the army three years ago, and has been suffering every since under "Sergeant John McCafferty and Corporal Donahue" as well as "forty miles a day on beans and hay." Captured by Indians, the soldiers at last escape army life
AUTHOR: Words: Edward Harrigan / Music: David Braham
EARLIEST DATE: 1874 (sheet music published by Wm. A. Pond & Co, New York
KEYWORDS: soldier army warning abuse
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Dean, p. 67, "The Regular Army, Oh" (1 text)
Lomax-FSNA 177, "The Regular Army-O" (1 text, 1 tune)
Emerson, pp. 124-126, "The Regular Army O!" (1 text)

Roud #4747
NOTES: For background on Harrigan, Hart, and Braham, see the notes to "Babies on Our Block." - RBW
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