Sunday 27 January 2013
Tune of the Day: The Faithful Hussar
German folk song
This German folk song, presumed to be from 1825, is prominently featured at the end of Stanley Kubrick's 1957 film Paths of Glory, where a female German prisoner, portrayed by Kubrick's later wife Christiane, sings this song in front of French soldiers, stirring strong emotions among them.
A faithful soldier, without fear,
He loved his girl for one whole year,
For one whole year and longer yet,
His love for her, he'd ne'er forget.
Thanks to Steve for suggesting this tune!