Felix the Soldier

DESCRIPTION: Felix reports, "They took away my brogues... And a soldier of me made...." "But the Injuns they were sly, and the Frenchies they were coy, so they shot off the left leg of this poor Irish boy." Back home, his family grieves but Felix is glad to be safe
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (Warner)
KEYWORDS: soldier war injury
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1754-1763 - French and Indian War (the hottest phase of the colonial conflict between France and England)
FOUND IN: US(Ap,NE)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Warner 50, "Felix the Soldier" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSNA 18, "Felix the Soldier" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, FELXSOLD*

Roud #2805
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Kerry Recruit" [Laws J8] (theme)
cf. "Mrs. McGrath" (theme)
File: Wa050

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