“The Discharged Drummer”


A drummer proposes to a Bristol lady of sixteen that she enlist in the regiment to follow him. She proposes instead that she buy his discharge and that they marry. He agrees "and now he's knocked off playing Among his comrades all"


  1. Karpeles-Newfoundland 75, "The Discharged Drummer" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
  2. Roud #2303
  3. BI, KaNew075


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Karpeles-Newfoundland)
Keywords: marriage soldier money
Found in: Canada(Newf)