I Wante Go Home

DESCRIPTION: "I wanta go home, I wanta go home, The bullets they whistle, the cannons they roar. I don't wanta go to the trenches no more. Ship me over the sea, Where the Allemand can't get at me: O, ny! I'm too young to die, I wanta go home!"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Shay-BarroomBallads/PiousFriendsDrunkenCompanions)
KEYWORDS: soldier homesickness home war
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Shay-BarroomBallads/PiousFriendsDrunkenCompanions, p. 17, "I Wanta Go Home" (1 short text)
Brophy/Partridge-TommiesSongsAndSlang, p. 55, "I Don't Want to Die" (1 text)

Roud #9613 and 10547
cf. "Gee, But I Want to Go Home" (theme, some words)
File: SBar017B

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