Soldier, won't you marry me?

Song TitleSoldier, won't you marry me? (Search)
Composer(s):Benjamin Britten (arr.)
Composer Underrepresented GroupLGBTQ+ (Search)
Author(s):Cecil Sharp
Keyword(s) & Features: Affairs; American; Appalachia; Babies; Coats; Drums; Duet; Family; Fifes; Fine; Flirting; Folk Song; Girls; Hats; Humor; Marrying; Questions; Running; Secret; Shoes; Shops; Soldiers; Tailors; Trysts; Wives
First LineSoldier, won't you marry me (Search)
Average Duration2:00 (Search)
Year of composition 1958 (Search) Circa
Larger WorkTom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements (Search)
Musical FormStrophic (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
Score Source
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Difficulty LevelCollege (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerHigh voice
Range: Voice 1: D4; Voice 2: D4 - Voice 1: D5; Voice 2: E5
Original KeyG Major (Search)
Premiered ByNorma Procter, contralto; Peter Pears, tenor; Benhamin Britten, piano; March 15, 1958 (Search)
Trivial or Important references and connectionsThis set of songs was published posthumously in 2000. (Search)
More Than One Voice?Duet (Search)
Other (musical allusions, accompaniment figures)Also available in medium voice (Search)
ContributorJEM (Search)
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