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Marianne Faithfull Ballad of the Soldier's Wife Lyrics

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What was sent to the soldier's wife
From the ancient city of Prague ?
From Prague came a pair of high heeled shoes,
With a kiss or two came the high heeled shoes
From the ancient city of Prague.

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From Oslo over the sound ?
From Oslo there came a collar of fur,
How it pleases her, the little collar of fur
From Oslo over the sound.

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From the wealth of Amsterdam ?
From Amsterdam he got her a hat,
She looked sweet in that,
In her little Dutch hat
From the wealth of Amsterdam.

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From Brussels in Belgian land ?
From Brussels he sent her those laces so rare
To have and to wear,
Allamp; those laces so rare
From Brussels in Belgian land.

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From Paris, city of light ?
In Paris he got her a silken gown,
'Twas ended in town that silken gown
From Paris city of light.

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From the South from Bucharest ?
From Bucharest he sent her a shirt
Embroidered and pert, that Rumanian shirt
From the South from Bucharest.

What was sent to the soldier's wife
From the far-off Russian land ?
From Russia there came just a widow's veil
For her dead to bewail in her widow's veil
From the far-off Russian land,
From the far-off Russian land.




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