When Wild War's Deadly Blast Was Blawn (The Sodger's Return)
DESCRIPTION: "When wild war's deadly blast was blawn, And gentle peace returning," the soldier retrns home. He reaches the "bonnie glen" "Where Nancy aft I courted." He meets her and asks for lodging. She says she loved a soldier -- then recognizes him.
AUTHOR: Words: Robert Burns
EARLIEST DATE: 1793 (source: Kinsley)
KEYWORDS: soldier love separation reunion hardtimes
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Winstock, pp. 114-116, "The sodger's return" (1 text, 1 tune)
James Kinsley, editor, Burns: Complete Poems and Songs (shorter edition, Oxford, 1969) #406, pp. 543-545, "[When wild War's deadly Blast was blawn]" (1 text, 1 tune, from 1793)
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