[Sheet music] Yes! Let me like a soldier fall

Accession Number RC11154
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Sheet Music
Maker Wallace, Vincent
Fitzball, Edward
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1900-1909
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Recording provided for personal, non-commercial and commemorative use. Permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use. Attached digital images provided for personal non-commercial use

Sheet music for the song titled 'Yes! Let me like a soldier fall', with lyrics written by Edward Fitzball and music composed by Vincent Wallace. This song featured in the opera titled 'Maritana'.

Towards the bottom of this page is a sound recording of this sheet music, or a parody, that was created as part of the Music and the First World War project. More information about this recording, including names of the performers, can be found on the catalogue record for the sound recording. A link to the catalogue record for the sound recording can be found at the bottom of this page, under the heading ‘Related objects’ where it can be identified with the prefix [sound recording].

History / Summary

This song was performed at concerts organised and attended by Australian service personnel during the First World War. One of these was held aboard HMAT Saldanaha on 18 February 1915 where it was performed by W Ashby. Another was given by Private Lloyd at a concert organised by Number 11 Convalescent Depot at Buchy, France on 30 May 1917.