5 pages | PDF | 723.8 KBThis traditional song was composed by an American Revolutionary War Song in the 17th Century, based on an Irish tune. It is performed in the key of D Major and B Minor, and consists of 33 measures. The song is an ode to a loved one who has gone to fight in the war, expressing the narrator's sadness in the absence of their beloved. It paints a vivid picture of the hardships of battle and the emotional toll of war, as well as the hope that one day the loved one will return home. The arrangement by Richard Walters brings out the emotions of the song and accurately captures the sentiment of the lyrics.