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Cuban Soldier


Far away in a Spanish dungeon

A Cuban soldier lay

Slowly dying from the torture

Inflicted day by day

He begged to send a message

But this kindness was denied

So he called his comrades to him

And told his story e're he died


When Cubie gains her freedom

And the Spaniards cease to reign

There's a loved one on that island

I will never see again

Oh  find her for me comrades

And tell her you were by my side

And I bid you take this message

To a soldiers promised bride


Tis the same old story comrades

Love weeps when beauty is done

When Cubie was struggling for her freedom

I was ordered to my gun

Though I'm a captain dying

The struggle will soon be o'er

Tell her I said to meet me

Where the soldiers fight no more

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