Twenty Years Ago (II)

DESCRIPTION: "Twenty years ago today, The yellow sun was settin', A soldier boy marched to the fray, And left his parents frettin'." He asks his parents to say goodbye to his girl. Although only a trombonist, he runs to rescue the flag and has his legs blown away
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Shay-Barroom)
KEYWORDS: soldier music travel injury separation death humorous
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Shay-Barroom, pp. 84-85, "Twenty Years Ago" (1 text)
Roud #9625
File: SBar084

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