Sheet Music: Der treue Husar

TitleDer treue Husar
Alternate titlesThe Faithful Hussar
ComposerTraditional German
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature3/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2013-01-27
Last updated2013-01-27
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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!