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The Rambling Soldier

Roy Palmer: The Rambling Soldier

Roy Palmer (editor)
The Rambling Soldier
Life in the Lower Ranks 1750-1900 Through Soldiers' Songs and Writings.
Middlesex: Kestrel, 1977
ISBN 978-0-7226-5294-1
Sutton, 1985
ISBN 978 0862992460

See also the accompanying album by Roy Harris, The Rambling Soldier.

The Songs

The songs are referenced by page numbers.

  1. The Grenadier's March (Roud V42109)
  2. The Marquis of Granby's March (Roud V18569)
  3. Light Horse (Roud V35796)
  4. Jone's Ramble from Grinfelt to Oudham (Roud 1460)
  5. The Young Recruit; or, Thirteen Pence a Day (Roud V4289)
  6. The Bold Militia Boy (Roud V283)
  7. The Recruiting Sergeant (Roud 2355; G/D 1:78)
  8. The Scarlet and the Blue (Roud 163; TYG 32)
  9. The Soldier's Alphabet (Roud 159)
  10. The Hungry Army (Roud 1746)
  11. A Soldier's Life (Roud V17235)
  12. Muddley Barracks (Roud 1735)
  13. The Drum Major (Roud 1678; G/D 1:184; Henry H797)
  14. John White (Roud 1641)
  15. Copy of Verses on the Death of John White of Her Majesty's 7th Hussars… (Roud 1641)
  16. The New Deserter (Roud 493; G/D 1:83)
  17. McCafferty (Roud 1148)
  18. The Glorious Chobham Camp (Roud V38775)
  19. The Soldier's Cloak (Roud 178; G/D 7:1471)
  20. Hot Stuff
  21. The Death of General Wolfe (Roud 624; Laws A1)
  22. The True Lovers (Roud 1445)
  23. North Americay (Roud 596; Laws J13)
  24. A Song Composed By the British Soldiers After the Fight at Bunker-Hill…1775 (Roud V7858)
  25. The Female Drummer (Roud 226; G/D 1:182; Henry H497)
  26. The Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99; Henry H238a)
  27. Lord Wellington For Ever Huzza: A Favourite New Song (Roud V6564)
  28. The Meeting at Peterloo (Roud V17536)
  29. General Campbell (Roud V20904)
  30. The Indian War (Roud V15032)
  31. Battle of Alma (Roud 830; Laws J10; G/D 1:158; Henry H123)
  32. Oh 'Tis a Famous Story; or, Balaclava (Roud 1443)
  33. The Great India War (Roud 3849)
  34. I Would That the Wars Were All Done (Roud 2036)
  35. Bonnie Woodha' (Roud 3778; G/D 5:947; Henry H476)
  36. The Athole Highlanders' Triumph (Roud V44022)
  37. The Forfar Sodger (Roud 2857; G/D 1:69)
  38. Chelsea Quarters (Roud V346)
  39. The Soldier's Death (Roud 3848)
  40. The Soldiers' Wives' Complaint (Roud V41298)
  41. The Bonny Light Horseman (Roud 1185)
  42. The Tradesman's Complaint (Roud V20192)
  43. The Lass of Swansea Town (Roud 1416)
  44. The Late India War (Roud V21103)
  45. The Soldier's Return from India (Roud V6805)
  46. The Rambling Soldier (Roud 518; G/D 7:1477)