“The Soldier from Missouri”


A dying soldier sends a message to his home in Kansas. Having become a rebel at the urging of his neighbors and sweetheart; he regrets not following his mother's cautious advice


Neither Randolph nor Laws mentions the fact, but Cohen considers this a parody of "Bingen on the Rhine." - RBW


  1. Laws A16, "The Soldier from Missouri"
  2. Randolph 213, "A Soldier from Missouri" (1 text plus an excerpt, 1 tune)
  3. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 203-205, "A Soldier from Missouri" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 213A)
  4. DT 365, SOLDMISS
  5. Roud #2206
  6. BI, LA16


Alternate titles: “The Kansas Line”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (Randolph)
Keywords: soldier death
Found in: US(So)