The Soldier and the Sailor

Collector:  Cecil Sharp (1859-1924)

Source:  Volume 6: England

Date of Composition:  1958 (pre Jun. 17)

Publication: Boosey & Co., Ltd., 1961

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Easy

Subject:  A sailor agrees with the soldier’s prayers.

Range:  D4 – G5

Tessitura:  G4 – E5

Tempo: Heavy and Rhythmic; 3/4

Duration:  01:37

Vocal Characteristics: Ascending phrase immediately returns to lower register; simple rhythms; multiple characters

Piano Difficulty Level:  Easy

Accompaniment Characteristics: Detached thirds; rolled chords; grace notes

Additional Comments: For guitar and voice; transcribed for piano by Richard Walters in Benjamin Britten: Complete Folksong Arrangements.

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