Soldier Songs

Soldier Songs

Hermes Nye FW05249 / FH 5249

Performed by Hermes Nye, this collection of American War Ballads captures the experience of US Servicemen from before the Revolution through the World Wars. From pride and joy to fear and defiance, Nye and his guitar expertly recreates the gauntlet of emotions experienced by wartime soldiers through the ages. Explanations and descriptions for each song are included in the liner notes.

Year Released 1959
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1977 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Folk; Historical Song
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Guitar; Vocals
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States; United States History; World history

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101 Why, Soldiers Why Hermes Nye 2:29
102 Ballad of the Tea Party Hermes Nye 1:29
103 Free America Hermes Nye 0:53
104 Bennington Skirmish Hermes Nye 1:26
105 The Battle of Saratoga Hermes Nye 1:58
106 Butternut Hill Hermes Nye 1:31
107 Constitution and Guerrier Hermes Nye 1:55
108 How Happy the Soldier Hermes Nye 1:09
109 Benny Haven Hermes Nye 2:28
110 Mustang Grey Hermes Nye 2:02
111 Saro Jane Hermes Nye 2:31
112 The Regular Army Hermes Nye 2:06
113 The Boys of the Thirsty First Hermes Nye 0:25
201 The Calvary Remount Hermes Nye 1:48
202 Where the Privates Are! Hermes Nye 2:36
203 Mademoiselle from Armentiers Hermes Nye 1:50
204 I Landed in London Hermes Nye 1:37
205 I Got Sixpence Hermes Nye 2:59
206 I Don't Want to Join the Army Hermes Nye 0:52
207 Gee But I Want to GO Home Hermes Nye 1:25
208 The One Eyed Reilly (Reilly's Daughter) Hermes Nye 1:21
209 Bell Bottom Trousers Hermes Nye 1:37
210 The Officers Ride the Whale Boats Hermes Nye 1:29
211 Were You with the Marines Hermes Nye 2:48
212 The Engineers Hermes Nye 1:49
213 The Fighting Q.M.C. Hermes Nye 1:54
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