“The Soldier's Letter”


"Dear Madam I am a soldier And my speech is rough and plain. I'm not much used to writing And I hate to give my name." The writer was a friend of the girl's lover; they fought together. The young man died; the old soldier is left to write of his death

Cross references

  • cf. "The Dying Soldier (Erin Far Away I)" [Laws J6] (plot) and references there


  1. Randolph 244, "The Soldier's Letter" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4389
  3. BI, R244


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1921 (Randolph)
Found in: US(So)