Blessed Zulu War, The

DESCRIPTION: "I love to tell the story As I've often told before How we fought in glory At the blessed Zulu war." The singer tells how Jack Smith is wounded in a bloody battle, and sends messages to mother and sweetheart before dying
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan1)
KEYWORDS: soldier death war farewell
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1879 - The Zulu War. British forces annex Zululand, but only after a great deal of bungled fighting
FOUND IN: Australia Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan1 67, "The Dying Sailor" (1 text)
Meredith/Covell/Brown, pp. 155-158, "The Blessed Zulu War" (2 texts, 1 tune)

Roud #5362
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Dying Soldier (Erin Far Away I)" [Laws J6] (plot) and references there
File: MCB155

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