Fille Soldat de Montcontour, La (The Girl Soldier of Montcontour)
DESCRIPTION: French. A girl dresses as a boy and joins her lover's regiment. She asks him why he is crying. He has a letter from his mom that his mistress left home seven years ago. She reveals that she is his mistress. They marry with great regimental ceremony.
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Peacock)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage courting marriage army war cross-dressing mistress soldier
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peacock, pp. 338-339, "La Fille Soldat de Montcontour" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: For notes on legitimate historical examples of women serving in the military in disguise, see the notes to "The Soldier Maid." - RBW
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