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OT2003-3012-004 -- Spanish Cavalier



[Songs begins at 0:15]

A Spanish cavalier stood in his retreat
And on his guitar played a tune dear
The music so sweet would oftimes repeat
The blessings of my country and you dear

    Say darling say when I'm far away
    Sometimes you may think of me dear
    Bright sunny days will soon fade away
    Remember what I say and be true dear

I'm off to the war to the war I must go
To fight for my country and you dear
But if I be slain you'd seek me in vain
Upon the battlefield you will find me

Now the war is o'er and I'll return home
Back to my country and you, dear

[Atwood cannot recall final lines]

References used during transcription:

Dublin Core

Title

OT2003-3012-004 -- Spanish Cavalier

Description

Song excerpted from audio recording OT2003-3012, part of VFC2003-0007 Margaret MacArthur Collection.

Creator

Source

Margaret MacArthur Collection -- VFC2003-0007. Vermont Folklife Center Archive, Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, Vermont, United States of America.

Date Created

1964-07-15

Contributor

Language

en

Identifier

VFC2003-0007 OT2003-3012-004

Rights Holder

Vermont Folklife Center

Song Item Type Metadata

Local Title

Spanish Cavalier

Standard Title

Spanish Cavalier

Standard Title Reference

Folk Music Index (http://www.ibiblio.org/folkindex)

Transcription

[Songs begins at 0:15]

A Spanish cavalier stood in his retreat
And on his guitar played a tune dear
The music so sweet would oftimes repeat
The blessings of my country and you dear

    Say darling say when I'm far away
    Sometimes you may think of me dear
    Bright sunny days will soon fade away
    Remember what I say and be true dear

I'm off to the war to the war I must go
To fight for my country and you dear
But if I be slain you'd seek me in vain
Upon the battlefield you will find me

Now the war is o'er and I'll return home
Back to my country and you, dear

[Atwood cannot recall final lines]

References used during transcription:

Duration

1:38

Citation

Atwood, Fred, “OT2003-3012-004 -- Spanish Cavalier,” Vermont Folklife Center Digital Collections, accessed October 30, 2014, http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/digital-archive/collections/items/show/1123.