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O Soldier Soldier Won't You Marry Me [1] 
18th-Sep-2009 02:27 pm

Melody:anon./trad.
also [2]
Lyrics:anon./trad.
Origin:English (also American variants)



O soldier, soldier, won't you marry me,
With your musket, fife and drum?
Oh no, sweet maid, I cannot marry thee
For I have no coat to put on.

Then up she went to her grandfather's chest
And she brought him a coat of the very, very best;
She brought him a coat of the very, very best
And the soldier put it on.

O soldier, soldier ... no hat to put on.

Then up she went ... a hat ... put it on.

O soldier, soldier ... no gloves to put on.

Then up she went ... a pair ... put them on.

O soldier, soldier ... no boots to put on.

Then up she went ... a pair ... put them on.

O soldier, soldier, won't you marry me,
With your musket, fife and drum?
Oh no, sweet maid, I cannot marry thee
For I have a wife of my own!

Sol-Fa (2/2 in 8th notes, range M,-S):
2S,| 2M,2S,2S,2T,| 1D 1T,1D 1R 2M
1M 1F | 2S 2D 2M 2S,| 6L,
2S,| 2M,2S,2S,2T,| 1D 1T,1D 1R 2M
1M 1F | 2S 2D 2R 1D 1T,| 6D
2M | 2R 2S,2S,1M 1M | 2R 1S,1S,2S,
1M 1M | 2R 1S,1S,2S,1M 1M | 1R 1D 1T,1L,2S,
2M | 2R 1S,1S,2S,1M 1M | 1R 1D 1T,1L,2S,
1T,1D | 2R 2S,2L,2f,| 6S,
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