The History of Leith

April 25, 2006

The Poor Discharged Soldier

Verse 1: ‘Gather round me one an’ all, great and small, short and tall, / Till you hear the sad down fall of the poor soldier boy. / That has fought by land and sea, night and day far away, / For thirteenpence a day, says the poor soldier boy.’ The sheet carries no publication details. It is illustrated with a woodcut of a Highland soldier. for more click here

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