“The British Soldier (I)”


"The war was all ended, And the stars were shining bright" as a soldier lies dying. He sends messages home, telling mother he has kept her gift and promising to meet in heaven. He bids his sister not to weep. He recalls home and the old beech tree

Cross references


  1. MHenry-Appalachians, pp. 171-172, "The British Soldier" (1 text)
  2. BI, MHAp171


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (Henry, collected from Mae Hardin)
Found in: US(Ap)