“Chanson d'un Soldat (Song of a Soldier)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1956 (recording, Mrs. Louis Amirault, on NovaScotia1)
Keywords: love army desertion crime execution homicide punishment death foreignlanguage lover mother soldier rejection
Found in: Canada(Mar)

Description

French. The singer, a soldier, deserts for love of a brunette; in the process of deserting, he kills his captain. He is captured by his comrades; before they shoot him, he confesses his love for the brunette, and asks them not to tell his mother

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