At The Sound Of The Drum
ARE you going for a soldier with your curly yellow hair,
And a scarlet coat instead of the smock you used to wear?
Are you going to drive the foe as you used to drive the plough?
Are you going for a soldier now?
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Edith Nesbit

Soldier, Soldier
"Soldier, soldier come from the wars,
Why don't you march with my true love?"
"We're fresh from off the ship an' 'e's maybe give the slip,
An' you'd best go look for a new love."
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Rudyard Kipling

Old Soldier
WE wander now who marched before,
Hawking our bran from door to door,
While other men from the mill take their flour:
So it is to be an Old Soldier.
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Padraic Colum

The Boy Patriot
I want to be a Soldier!--
A Soldier!--
A Soldier!--
I want to be a Soldier, with a sabre in my hand
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James Whitcomb Riley

God And The Soldier
God and the soldier
All men adore
In time of trouble,
And no more;
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God and the Soldier
God and the soldier
All men adore
In time of trouble,
And no more;
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Anonymous Americas

Soldier Freddy
Soldier Freddy
was never ready,
But! Soldier Neddy,
unlike Freddy
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Spike Milligan

A Song Of Truce
Till the tread of marching feet
Through the quiet grass-grown street
Of the little town shall come,
Soldier, rest awhile at home.
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Robert Fuller Murray

Soldier Boy
My soldier boy has crossed the sea
To fight the foeman;
But he'll come back to make of me
And honest woman.
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Robert William Service

Soldier Boy
My soldier boy has crossed the sea
To fight the foeman;
But he'll come back to make of me
And honest woman.
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Robert Service

He Was Lucky
The old man
leaves his house, carries books.
A German soldier snatches his books
flings them in the mud.
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Anna Swirszczynska

The Young British Soldier
When the 'arf-made recruity goes out to the East
'E acts like a babe an' 'e drinks like a beast,
An' 'e wonders because 'e is frequent deceased
Ere 'e's fit for to serve as a soldier.
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Rudyard Kipling

When It's Over
'Young soldier, what will you be
When it's all over?'
'I shall get out and across the sea,
Where land's cheap and a man can thrive.
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Max Plowman

Epitaph For An English Soldier And An Indian Soldier Buried Together In France
When the fierce bugle thrilled alarm,
From lands apart these fighters came.
An equal courage nerved each arm,
And stirred each generous heart to flame.
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R. C. Lehmann

The Soldier's Grave
Breathe not a whisper here;
The place where thou dost stand is hallowed ground;
In silence gather near this upheaved mound -
Around the soldier's bier.
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Anonymous Americas

Lydia Puckett
Knowlt Hoheimer ran away to the war
The day before Curl Trenary
Swore out a warrant through Justice Arnett
For stealing hogs.
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Edgar Lee Masters

Next Of Kin

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Edgar Albert Guest

The Things That Make A Soldier Great
The things that make a soldier great and send him out to die,
To face the flaming cannon's mouth, nor ever question why,
Are lilacs by a little porch, the row of tulips red,
The peonies and pansies, too, the old petunia bed,
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Edgar Albert Guest

The Canakin Clink Pub Song (From 'Othello')
And let me the canakin clink, clink;
And let me the canakin clink
A soldier's a man;
A life's but a span;
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William Shakespeare

Last year the shops were crowded
With soldier suits and guns-
The presents that at Christmas time
We give our little sons;
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Alice Duer Miller

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