"In France the sailor is very seldom a soldier but some versions of the song do exist about a soldier (my mom used to sing one). The lyrics are the same except 'soldat' is used instead of 'marin' and 'régiment' instead of 'bâtiment' at the very end.

In Canada the sailor is a soldier. In those versions, the soldier may get angry at the end, sometimes so angry that he kills his wife and children." -Monique Palomares

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Brave marin

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translated by Monique Palomares.