“Le Jeune Militaire (The Young Soldier)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1983 (Lehr/Best)
Keywords: foreignlanguage marriage reunion children wife soldier adultery
Found in: Canada(Newf)


French. After years in the army a soldier stops at an inn. The hostess cries; she recognizes him as her husband. He asks why she has more children. She had reports that he had died and so remarried. He asks about her husband. She gives him gold to leave


[According to] Lehr/Best, "Le Jeune Militaire" is a version of "Brave Marin"; while the themes are very close the words are not. - BS

Cross references



  1. Lehr/Best 59, "Le Jeune Militaire" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LeBe059