Soldier's love (Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-05-05).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 188 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Soldier's love
Composer: Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken
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Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1879 The Orpheus (New series) no.112
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Original text and translations

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1  Before the morning sun is beaming,
And soldiers of their conquests are dreaming,
The drum resounds to arms, to arms.
Didirum dum dum, didirum dum dum,
Dearest maid, now fare thee well.

2  And while the call to arms is pealing,
Each soldier to his true love is stealing,
Perhaps to bid the last farewell.
Didirum dum dum, didirum dum dum,
Dearest maid, now fare thee well.

3  While undisturbed the rest are sleeping,
Her eyes are from her high window peeping,
Her gentle heart is torn with fear.
Didirum dum dum, didirum dum dum,
Dearest maid, now fare thee well.

4  Farewell, dear maid, and cease thy weeping,
We are all here in heaven's holy keeping,
The soldier's love will true remain.
Didirum dum dum, didirum dum dum,
Dearest maid, now fare thee well.