Sheet Music: When This Cruel War Is Over

TitleWhen This Cruel War Is Over
Alternate titlesWeeping, Sad and Lonely
ComposerHenry Tucker (1826–1882)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyB-flat major
Time signature4/4
Tempo92 BPM
Performance time2:25
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2017-03-16
Last updated2017-03-16
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American Civil War, Ballads


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Thursday 16 March 2017

Tune of the Day: When This Cruel War Is Over

American Civil War song

Published in 1863, this song was very popular during the American Civil War. So popular, in fact, that it sold more than one million copies during the war alone, and went on to become one of the most beloved tunes of its era. Sung by both Union and Confederate troops, the song was published in several editions both in the North and the South, and was better known as “When This Cruel War Is Over” in the South and as “Weeping, Sad and Lonely”, its opening line, in the North.

Thanks to Joe for suggesting this tune!