Crimean War, The [Laws J9]
DESCRIPTION: Johnny and his mother together tell of Johnny's part in the Crimean War. Having fought at Alma, Balaclava, and Sevastopol, he is now safely (and happily) home again
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (Gardner/Chickering-BalladsAndSongsOfSouthernMichigan)
Sept 20, 1854 - Battle of Alma
Oct 25, 1854 - Battle of Balaclava
Nov 5, 1854 - Battle of Inkerman clears the way for the siege of Sevastopol (the city fell in the fall of 1855)
FOUND IN: US(MW) Canada(Ont)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Laws J9, "The Crimean War"
Gardner/Chickering-BalladsAndSongsOfSouthernMichigan 91, "The Crimean War" (1 text, 1 tune)
Dean-FlyingCloud, pp. 49-50, As I Rode Down Through Irishtown" (1 text)
Ives-FolksongsOfNewBrunswick, pp. 123-125, "The Crimean War" (1 text, 1 tune, with the text of this piece though the tune is described as being identical to that for "As I Went Down to Port Jervis")
Vikár/Panagapka-SongsNorthWoodsSungByOJAbbott 30, "As I Roved Through an Irish Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 765, CRIMEAWR
cf. "As I Went Down to Port Jervis" (tune, lyrics, plot)
NOTES [55 words]: For the relationship of this song to "As I Went Down to Port Jervis," see the notes to that song. That song is certainly derived from this, and could easily be listed as a version (so, e.g., Roud), but Cazden et al consider them separate. Some versions, such as that of Ives, may belong with the "Port Jervis" rather than here. - RBW.
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