Tune of the Day: The Cruel War
This is an American folk song about a soldier during the Civil War; however, it's likely based on an older English tune. It was popularized by the folk-singing trio Peter, Paul & Mary on their first album, released in 1962. It's one of the rare folk albums to reach US#1, staying for over a month.
The cruel war is raging, Johnny has to fight.
I long to be with him from morning 'till night.
I want to be with him, it grieves my heart so
Won't you let me come with you? No, my love, no.