Sheet Music: The Cruel War

TitleThe Cruel War
Alternate titlesThe Cruel War is Raging
InstrumentationFlute and Guitar chords
KeyG major
Time signature4/4
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:45
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2010-05-18
Last updated2010-05-18
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.4 (below average)
American Civil War, Lullabies, Traditional/Folk


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Tuesday 18 May 2010

Tune of the Day: The Cruel War

Traditional American folk song

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.