“Rambler Song”


"He rambled across the seas, to see the firstline (front line?) French, And there were all the Kapps Sigs, a-gossiping in French; And what they had to say that day is more than I can tell, But they all did promise faithfully to give the Kaiser hell."


I suspect this is a World War I version of "The Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech" or a related song, but with only one stanza and no tune, I can't actually equate them. - RBW


  1. MHenry-Appalachians, p. 250, "Rambler Song" (1 fragment)
  2. BI, MHAp250


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934 (Henry, from Dr. Finis K. Farr)
Keywords: war travel France
Found in: US(MW)