“The Deserter from Kent”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1907
Keywords: army desertion betrayal soldier curse
Found in: Britain(England(South))

Description

A deserter comes to join the harvesting. He talks too freely to a man in the tavern, who informs on him. He is arrested, taken to jail, then marched through the streets as he is returned to his regiment. The singer curses all informers.

Cross references

References

  1. Vaughan Williams/Lloyd, pp. 32-33, "The Deserter from Kent" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. MacSeegTrav 87, "The Deserter from Kent" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. DT, DESERTR
  4. Roud #2510
  5. BI, VWL032