“The Field of Monterey”

Author: Marion Dix Sullivan ?
Earliest date: 1909 (Heart Songs; a ballad with this title, by Sullivan, was published 1846)
Keywords: battle war Mexico death separation grief
Found in: US(So)


"A bugle horn is chanting now, A chorus far and free, And ev'rything rejoices For the glorious victory." The Americans have won a signal victory, but the singer grieves because her love has been slain in the bloody battle

Historical references


  1. Randolph 665, "The Field of Monterey" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7366
  3. BI, R665