Can Anyone Help with a Song about a Soldier Coming Back from War?

Paula wrote:

My Dad came from outside Naples. He used to sing a song about a soldier that came back from the war and his girlfriend did not recognize him. Dad came to USA around 1916.

Any ideas of what this song is?

If anyone knows this song, please comment below or email me. Thanks!

-Mama Lisa

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2 Responses to “Can Anyone Help with a Song about a Soldier Coming Back from War?”

  1. Amanda Says:

    I think this song is called “Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye”…. and Irish Folk Song…. the version i have is arranged for chorus by Alice Parker.

  2. colin fortune Says:

    there was a soldier
    a Scottish soldier
    who wandered far away
    and soldiered far away

    there was none bolder
    with good broad shoulder
    who fought in many a fray
    and fought and won

    his heart is dying
    his heart is crying

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