Tired Soldier (The)

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TIRED SOLDIER, THE. English, Air (whole time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "The Tired Soldier" was a song dating at least to the late 18th century, with music by T. Coombe. The first stanza goes:

The tired solider, bold and brave,
Now rests his weary feet,
And in the shelter of the grave
Has found a safe retreat.
To him the trumpet's piercing breath
To arms they call in vain,
He quartered in the arms of death,
He'll never, never march again.

Cho:
March, march again, march, march again,
March, march again, march, march again,
He quartered in the arms of death,
He'll never, never march again.


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Printed sources : - Davidson's Universal Melodist, 1853; p. 399. Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune Book vol. 1), 1853; p. 167.






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