The Soldier Maid
Contributors
Date 1960
Track ID 59181
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1960.253.A8

Original Tape ID

SA1960.253

Summary

Fragment. A sixteen-year-old girl runs away from her parents to become a soldier and learns to drum. She remarks that in her soldier's uniform she would be easily mistaken for a man. She delights in the fact that when she undresses she is surrounded by male soldiers unaware of her true identity.

Item Notes

Fragment only; one verse, one chorus and two lines. Also known as 'The Female Drummer'.

See:
Greig-Duncan vol. 1, pp. 488-494, no. 182

Language

English

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R226; GD182;