Soldiers' Songs

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Soldier's songs, songs about the army, or war are commonly concerned with recruiting parties, (for willing or unwilling recruits), such as The White Cockade or Twa Recruiting Sergeants; the girls left behind, like The Trooper and the Maid or The Manchester Angel; great battle stories like Bold General Wolfe or The Plains of Waterloo; hardships such as The Kerry Recruit or The deserter; and death, such as Young Jamie Foyers or The battle of Alma

  • The Cruel Wars, Karl Dallas, 1967, Wolfe is a monograph on soldiers' songs,

as is the much older

  • Barrack Room Ballads by Rudyard Kipling