My Dear Old Comrade Soldiers

DESCRIPTION: "My dear old comrade soldier of this our native shore, I'm glad to have the honor of greeting you once more." The singer recalls the difficult careers of soldiers, hopes for pensions, and prays that God inspire current leaders
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Thomas)
KEYWORDS: Civilwar soldier reunion nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thomas-Makin', pp. 89-91, "My Dear Old Comrade Soldiers" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [26 words]: Civil War soldiers held reunions through the 1920s and even into the 1930s; this (not very good) piece presumably came out of one of those gatherings. - RBW
File: ThBa089

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