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Thread #5043   Message #28516
Posted By: Bruce O.
16-May-98 - 12:29 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Gentleman Soldier (from Dubliners)
Subject: RE: LYR ADD: The gentleman soldier
Song was collected by A. G. Gilchrist in 1907, and published with tune in JFSS 19, p. 156 (1915). Tune is also that for the Scots "Drumdelgie". Gilchrist notes that Kipling called the tune "The Sentry Box" and quoted a bit of the song in 'Soldiers Three'. Tune as Welsh is "Dydd LLun y Boreo" (Monday Morning). See "Drumdelgie" in my Irish Tunes Index for an Irish copy of 1858. [Song and tune in 'Penguin Book of English Folksongs', p. 40.]