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Marching Song of the First Arkansas (Negro) Regiment

TITLE: Marching Song of the First Arkansas (Negro) Regiment AUTHOR: Words: Capt. Lindley Miller? CATEGORY: KEYWORDS: Civil War, battle, Black(s), slavery, freedom, soldier, derivative EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1960 Songs of the Civil War (Irwin Silber) Dover Publications 1995, original 1960); also, a nineteenth century broadside is listed on p. 147 of Edwin Wolf 2nd, _American Song Sheets, Slip read more »

Mrs. McGrath

TITLE: Mrs. McGrath AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: war, injury, separation, soldier EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1916 (Colm Ó Lochlainn) HISTORICAL REFERENCES: “This song of the Peninsular War dates, according to one source, to 1815. The earliest account of it in Ireland seems to be 1876 when Sam Henry’s informant learned it in Belfast. (The read more »

Girl Volunteer, The (The Cruel War is Raging)

TITLE: The Cruel War is Raging AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: war, soldier, separation, love cross-dressing EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1914, Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore There is much debate about the war to which this song originally referred. It certainly is related to the Revolutionary War song (1700s) Jack Monroe and may read more »

Felix the Soldier

TITLE: Felix the Soldier AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: soldier, war, injury EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1940, Traditional American Folk Songs (Anne Warner) HISTORICAL REFERENCES: 1754-1763, French and Indian War (the hottest phase of the colonial conflict between France and England) Alan Lomax says in The Folk Songs of North America: (in the English Language) (Amazon Books), “If soldier read more »