Various - A Soldiers Life For Me
Folk, World, & Country
Label: Caedmon Records ‎– TC 1164
Series: The Folk Songs Of Britain – Volume 8
Type: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Mono
Country: US
Date of released: 1961
Category: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Musician: Various
Album's name: A Soldier's Life For Me
ZIP archive size: 1767

Various - A Soldiers Life For Me


A1 John Strachan List, Bonny Laddie 1:21
A2 Phil Tanner Swansea Barracks 1:53
A3 Mary Doran The Dying Soldier 2:02
A4 Robert Cinnamond Willie O'Reilly 2:25
A5 Sidney Richards The Banks Of The Nile 2:14
A6 Jean Matthew The Bonnet O'Blue 2:07
A7 William Rew Recruiting Song 2:15
A8 Harold Covill William Taylor 1:58
A9 Mrs. Maguire Johnny Harte 2:16
A10 Arthur Lennox The Soldier And The Sailor 1:42
A11 Bob Scarce Bold General Wolfe 3:55
B1 Jumbo Brightwell Muddley Barracks 1:50
B2 Thomas Moran Handsome Polly-O 2:14
B3 Jeannie Robertson The Deadly Wars 2:10
B4 Peter Reilly McCaffery 2:18
B5 Carol Singers Drink Old England Dry 2:28
B6 Bridgid Tunney* Prince Charlie Stuart 1:42
B7 Timothy Walsh My Son Tim 1:24
B8 Robert Cinnamond Napoleon Buon-Ie-Parte 2:03
B9 Louise Holmes The Bonny Bunch Of Roses O 1:39
B10 Sam Larner Napoleon's Dream 2:13
B11 Jimmy McBeath The Forfar Soldier 2:43

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Caedmon Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Caedmon Records, Inc.


  • Cover – Fritz Eichenberg
  • Edited By [Collected And Edited By] – Alan Lomax, Peter Kennedy
  • Liner Notes – Alan Lomax
  • Recorded By – Alan Lomax (tracks: A1, A10, A11, B3, B11), Cyril Tawney (tracks: B7), Hamish Henderson (tracks: A1, B11), Peter Kennedy (tracks: A3, A5, A7, A8, A11, B1, B4 to B6, B9), Philip Donellan (tracks: B10), Seamus Ennis (tracks: A6, B2), Sean O'Boyle (tracks: A3, A4, A9, B4, B6, B8)
  • Transcription By [Musical Notation] – Michael Bell
  • Written-By – Traditional


Comes in a paper inner sleeve with the Caedmon catalog printed on it and a 28-page booklet containing lyrics and notes.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): TC 1164-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): TC 1164-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, stamped): MONO TC 1164 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, stamped): MONO TC 1164 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runtout, both sides, etched): APL 911410

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
12T196 Various The Folk Songs Of Britain Volume 8: A Soldier's Life For Me ‎(LP, Mono, Comp, RE) Topic Records 12T196 UK 1971
12T196 Various The Folk Songs Of Britain Volume 8: A Soldier's Life For Me ‎(LP, Mono, Comp, RE) Topic Records 12T196 UK Unknown