Soldier, Soldier Will You Marry Me?
                                                    Traditional  Colonial American

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Soldier, soldier will you marry me,
With your musket, fife and drum?
Oh, how can I marry such a pretty girl as you, When I have no hat to put on?

Off to the haberdasher she did go,
As fast as she could run,
Bought him a hat, the best that there was,
And the soldier put it on.

Soldier, soldier will you marry me,
With your musket, fife and drum?
Oh, how can I marry such a pretty girl as you, When I have no coat to put on?

Off to the tailor she did go,
As fast as she could run,
Bought him a coat, the best that there was,
And the soldier put it on.

Soldier, soldier will you marry me,
With your musket, fife and drum
Oh, how can I marry such a pretty girl as you, When I have no boots to put on?

Off to the cobbler she did go,
As fast as she could run,
Bought him a pair, the best that was there,
And the soldier put it on.

Soldier, soldier will you marry me,
With your musket, fife and drum
Oh, how can I marry such a pretty girl as you, When I have no pants to put on?

Off to the tailor she did go,
As fast as she could run,
Bought him a pair, the best that was there,
And the soldier put it on.

Soldier, soldier will you marry me,
With your musket, fife and drum?
Oh, how can I marry such a pretty girl as you,
With a wife and three kids back home.




 
Presenting the Declaration of Independence
to Congress June 28, 1776




Soldier, Soldier References:

Soldier, Soldier Will You Marry Me?
was a popular song in 18th century colonial Canada too. The song probably originated in England.


The American Revolution:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_revolution

George Washington:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington

Alexander Hamilton:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Hamilton

Thomas Jefferson:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_jefferson

John Adams:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Adams





 
  American Flag 1777


 
 
The Spirit of '76
by Archibald MacNeal Willard
 
 
George Washington
Commander of the Continental Army
and the first
President of the United States of America


     
  Continental Army - Light Infantry 1782  
Continental Army - Artillery 1777