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James Joyce at the Piano in Paris, 1939 James Joyce: Music in the Novels and Poems
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From CD #1:
Yes, Let Me Like a Soldier Fall

Music by Wm. Vincent Wallace;
words by Edward Fitzball

Song Lyrics

From the Opera Maritana
 

Yes! let me like a Soldier fall,
Upon some open plain,
This breast expanding for the ball
To blot out ev'ry stain.
Brave manly hearts confer my doom
That gentler ones may tell
Howe'er forgot, unknown my tomb,
I like a Soldier fell,
Howe'er forgot, unknown my tomb,
I like a Soldier fell.
I like a Soldier fell.

I only ask of that proud race,
Which ends its blaze in me,
To die the last, and not disgrace
Its ancient chivalry!
Tho' o'er my clay no banner wave,
Nor trumpet requiem swell,
Enough they murmur o'er my grave
He like a Soldier fell,
Enough they murmur o'er my grave
He like a Soldier fell,
He like a Soldier fell.



Notes on the Song

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