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Lyr Req: The Young Recruit (Linley/Kücken)

GUEST,childebj@hotmail.com 25 Feb 00 - 09:52 AM
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Metchosin 26 Feb 00 - 01:18 AM
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Subject: See these banners gaily streaming
From: GUEST,childebj@hotmail.com
Date: 25 Feb 00 - 09:52 AM

I would like the source, the words, the reason, the time period for this song. Please help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: See these banners gaily streaming
From: GUEST,childebj@hotmail.com
Date: 25 Feb 00 - 10:17 AM

Sorry. I should have included the rest of the words I remember. Please help with the gaps and the source information! It sort of sounds Victorian, doesn't it, but I don't have any more information.

See these banner gaily streaming
I'm a soldier now, Jeanette,
I'm a soldier now, Jeanette,
And of battle I am dreaming
And the honors I shall get...

(The rest I have mixed up in my mind...)

With a saber by my side
And a fiery steed to ride
Off to battle I will go
(da da da da da da da?????)
Yes, it flatters me, Jeanette,
'Tis a life that well will suit.
It's the life of a recruit, yes!
It's the life of a recruit.

(There's a chant that runs throughout for a chorus of "left, right, left, right...")


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: See these banners gaily streaming
From: Metchosin
Date: 26 Feb 00 - 01:18 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: See these banners gaily streaming
From: canoer
Date: 26 Feb 00 - 02:08 AM

Hi Metchosin,

I have heard of one's mind going blank .....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: See these banners gaily streaming
From: Metchosin
Date: 26 Feb 00 - 02:14 AM

Hi canoer, I just pulled it up from the bottom to the top so it wouldn't get lost. I used to type "refresh" on them but duh! I finally realized that all you have to do is hit submit. Anyways, sometimes silence is golden.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: See these banners gaily streaming
From: canoer
Date: 26 Feb 00 - 02:31 AM

Sometimes. Othertimes like with my new 80/20s you recommended, the gold is in the bronze. Thanks a lot. Just put 'em on today and of course they're new and all but I think they've generated stuff this guitar hasn't had in its repertoire before. Merci.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: See these banners gaily streaming
From: canoer
Date: 26 Feb 00 - 02:34 AM

Oops. Now I have to apologize to childe, bj, for misappropriating his/her thread. Please excuse.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: See these banners gaily streaming
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 27 Feb 00 - 02:45 AM

Pardon the irrelevance, but from the title alone I almost assumed this would be a present-day song about commercial Internet websites.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: See these banners gaily streaming
From: Crowhugger
Date: 27 Feb 00 - 07:12 AM

Charlie, that's what I was expecting when I clicked this thread! Who knew?


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Subject: See these banners gaily streaming
From: GUEST,childebj@hotmail.com
Date: 29 Feb 00 - 01:46 PM

I would like the source, the words, the reason, the time period for this song. Please help...

Here are the words I remember. Can you fill in the gaps and the source information? It sort of sounds Victorian, doesn't it, but I don't have any more information:

See these banner gaily streaming
I'm a soldier now, Jeanette,
I'm a soldier now, Jeanette,
And of battle I am dreaming
And the honors I shall get...

(The rest I have mixed up in my mind...)

With a saber by my side
And a fiery steed to ride
Off to battle I will go
(da da da da da da da?????)
Yes, it flatters me, Jeanette,
'Tis a life that well will suit.
It's the life of a recruit, yes!
It's the life of a recruit.

(There's a chant that runs throughout for a chorus of "left, right, left, right...")


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: See these banners gaily streaming
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 08:55 AM

From Musical Memories by William Spark (London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1888), page 229:

Of a totally different character is the once extremely popular song, the Young Recruit, which Mlle. Jetty Treffz used to sing so very archly and effectively at Jullien's Promenade Concerts, that she was generally compelled by the enthusiastic audience to sing it twice, nay even three and four times:—

"See these ribbons gaily streaming!
I'm a soldier now, Lizette.
Yes, of battle I am dreaming,
And the honour I shall get.
With a sabre by my side,
And a helmet on my brow,
And a proud steed to ride,
I shall rush on the foe:
Yes, I flatter me, Lizette,
'Tis a life that well will suit,
The gay life of a young recruit."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: See these banners gaily streaming
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 09:04 AM

From Studies in Board Schools by Charles Robert Morley (London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1897), page 292:

''Tention,' cries the head-master, leaving Godliness and coming to cleanliness. 'Hands up — front—back—march.'

And the boy regiments file out, there is a tramping of many small feet upon the floor, and six hundred small voices troll forth a gay air:

With ribbons gaily streaming,
I'm a soldier now, Loisette,
I'm a soldier now, Loisette,
And of battle I am dreaming,
And the honours I shall get.
With a sabre by my side
And a helmet on my brow,
And a proud steed to ride,
I shall rush upon the foe.
Yes, I flatter my Loisette,
"Tis a life that well will suit,
The gay life of a young recruit,
The gay life of a young recruit.

Such, then, are the various ceremonies which precede a day's work in a Board school.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE YOUNG RECRUIT (Linley/Kücken)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 09:27 AM

The sheet music can be seen at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music (or click for a PDF).

THE YOUNG RECRUIT.
Words, George Linley. Music, Kücken.
Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., no date.

1. See! These ribbons gaily streaming.
I'm a soldier now, Lizette.
I'm a soldier now, Lizette.
Yes, of battle I am dreaming
And the honor I shall get.
With a sabre by my side,
And a helmet on my brow,
And a proud steed to ride,
I shall rush on the foe.
Yes, I flatter me, Lizette,
'Tis a life that well will suit,
The gay life of a young recruit,
The gay life of a young recruit.

2. We will march away tomorrow
At the breaking of the day,
At the breaking of the day,
And the trumpets will be sounding,
And the merry cymbals play
Yet before I say goodbye,
And a last sad parting take,
As a proof of your love,
Wear this gift for my sake
Then cheer up, my own Lizette,
Let not grief your beauty stain
Soon you'll see the recruit again.
Soon you'll see the recruit again.

3. Shame! Lizette, to still be weeping,
While there's fame in store for me,
While there's fame in store for me;
Think when home I am returning,
What a joyful day 'twill be,
When to church you're fondly led,
Like some lady smartly drest,
And a hero you shall wed,
With a medal on his breast,
Ha! there's not a maiden fair,
But with welcome will salute,
The gay bride of the young recruit,
The gay bride of the young recruit.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: See these banners gaily streaming
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 09:27 PM

A song, "The Young Recruit. Song with new version of words [beginning: "To the field away"] by G. Linley, by Friedrich Wilhelm Kuecken (unknown binding- 1861)" is being offered by a book seller.
These are the same Linley and Kücken of the lyrics posted by Jim Dixon, which places the song before 1861.

The original title seems to be "Der kleine Rekrut." and the girl's name 'Caroline'. Enumerated as mentioned in the song are- 1. Gewehr, 2. Säbel, 3. Pferd, 4. Courage und Mut, 5. Schnurrbart, 6. Tschako.
I have not found the date of publication of the German original.

Chappell & Co., Ltd., London, publihed sheet music for "The Young Recruit" in 1880. Copy available from The Sheetmusic Warehouse, London. This may be the first version in English.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: See these banners gaily streaming
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 10:09 PM

"The Young Recruit, (Der Kleine Rekrut)" arranged for four men's voices by the composer, F. Kücken. Advertisement in The Musical World, June 12, 1958, p. 381, under heading "Newest Music." Mlle. Treffz is mentioned.

A French version, "Le petit conscrit", arranged for piano by Franz Huenten, 1857.

The earliest date I can find for the German original is 1855. English words by W. Ball. 1855, beginning "Oh, the lad who'd be a soldier."


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Subject: Lyr. Add: Der kleine Rekrut (Kuecken)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Dec 10 - 10:25 PM

Lyr. Add: Der kleine Rekrut

Ich hab einen Helm aus Packpapier,
mit einem Federbusche;
der Wilhelm malt mir'n Adler drauf
mit schwarz-weiß-roter Tusche.

Einen hölzemen Säbel hab ich auch,
mit einem richtgen Griffe;
wenn nur der Scherenschleifer käm,
daß er ihn endlich schliffe!

Meine Mutter ist'ne gute Frau,
die schenkt mir einen Dukaten,
dann kauf ich mir ein Schießgewehr,
geh unter die Soldaten.

From gutenberg.spiegel.de; Spiegelonline.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Young Recruit (Linley/Kücken)
From: GUEST,M
Date: 28 Sep 13 - 10:22 AM

I remember this song from my childhood. We sang it in school:

"Tramp, tramp, tramp, tramp.
Tramp, tramp, tramp, tramp.

See these ribbons gaily streaming.
I'm a soldier now, Jeanette.
I'm a soldier now, Jeanette.
And of battles I am dreaming.
And the honours I shall get.
With a sabre by my side,
And a helmet on my brow.
With a fiery steed to ride.
To the battle I must go.
Yes, I flatter thee, Jeanette,
Tis a life that well will suit,
Tis the life of a recruit,
Yes, tis the life of a recruit."

I don't remember the whole thing, but I definitely remember "Jeanette".


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