“Soldier's Life (It's Little You Good People Know)”


"It's little you good people know(s) What we poor people undergoes When called upon to take up arms To guard our country from all harms. As to our grub, we have enough Although our beef is lean an tough... We hope to get good beef again."


  1. ADDITIONAL: Fred W. Allsopp, Folklore of Romantic Arkansas, Volume II (1931), p. 228, (no title) (one fragment)
  2. Roud #16590?
  3. BI, FORA228


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1931 (Allsopp)
Keywords: food soldier hardtimes
Found in: US(So)