The Cruel War

From Vol. 1
Traditional Treasures

SUGGESTED KEY: C

CAPO: None

CHORD FAMILY: C

TIME SIGNATURE: 4/4

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

A Little About This Song…

“The Cruel War” was reportedly sung during the Revolutionary War and was most certainly found on both sides during Civil War times; it was considered a potent protest song during the Vietnam War as well. It’s said that the tune was brought over from the British Isles and adapted in America in the early 1700’s. Its first publishing date was in 1914 as “The Girl Volunteer.”

Check Out These Arrangements