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1904 sheet music cover.

The sound of the bugle is calling.
Fare thee well, Fare thee well,
The soldiers in line are a-falling,
Fare thee well, Fare thee well,

"There's a rose in your hair sweet maiden
And its fragrance rare floats on the air,
But the rose from your cheek is fading
Hark! I can hear the trumpets blare.

Good-bye little girl good-bye,
Good-bye little girl good-bye,
Just let me wear this rose so fair,
For I'm marching away to be a soldier.

Don't cry little girl, don't cry
Bye and bye little girl, bye and bye,
In my uniform of blue
I'll come marching back to you,
Goodbye little girl good-bye."

From afar comes the sound of a battle.
bugles call soldiers fall,
On the ground mid the roar and the rattle,
Lies a boy, Soldier boy

"There's a rose in my breast my comrade
I could hear him say mid the battles fray,
If they spare you to see my darling
Will you take it back to her and say.

Good-bye little girl good-bye,
Good-bye little girl good-bye,
Just let me wear this rose so fair,
For I'm marching away to be a soldier.

Don't cry little girl, don't cry
Bye and bye little girl, bye and bye,
In my uniform of blue
I'll come marching back to you,
Goodbye little girl good-bye."

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1945, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.