Soldier's Return (III), The

DESCRIPTION: When "the bullets flew... doon yon trench in single file We ran like hell... An mony's the lad nae rise again." Commanded to advance they sing "Marshallease" and "Scotland Yet." At war's end "we'll name the day... An we like bairnies cuddle doon"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1989 (McMorland-Scott)
KEYWORDS: marriage army battle war return reunion separation soldier
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
McMorland-Scott, pp. 76, 152, "The Soldier's Return" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #21747
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Lea Rig" (tune, per McMorland-Scott)
NOTES: McMorland-Scott: "A genuine squaddie song from the trenches...." - BS
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File: McSc076

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