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Performer: Russell, Mrs.
Place Collected: Tetbury
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 391


The title page for the sheet music of this song states that the music was composed by Charles W Glover (1806-1863) with words by Charles Jeffreys, as “The Conscript’s Departure”.  The sheet music with the tune can be found here 

The song became popular in the USA and was printed in several song collections.  It has only been collected a few times in England.


Notes by Gwilym Davies 31 March 2016


Media & Downloads

Hear a modern recording (mp3 stream):