What was sent to the soldier's wife,
From the ancient city of Prague?
From Prague came a pair
Of high heeled shoes
With a kiss or two
Came the high heeled shoes
From the ancient city of Prague.

What was sent to the soldier's wife,
From Oslo, over the sound?
From Olse there came
A collar of fur
How appeases her
Little collar of fur
From Oslo, over the sound.

What was sent to the soldier's wife,
From the wealth of Amsterdam?
From Amsterdam
He got her a hat
She looked sweet in that
In the little Dutch hat
From the wealth of Amsterdam.

What was sent to the soldier's wife,
From Brussels in Belgium land?
From Brussels he sent
Laces so rare
To have and to wear
Oh, those laces so rare
From Brussels in Belgium land.

What was sent to the soldier's wife,
From Paris, city of light?
In Paris he got
Her a silken gown
T'was end in town
Oh, silken gown
From Paris, city of light.

What was sent to the soldier's wife,
From the south from Bucharest?
From Bucharest
He sent her his shirt
Embroidered and pert
That Rumanian shirt
From the south from Bucharest.

What was sent to the soldier's wife,
From far-off Russian land
From Russia there came
Just a widow's veil
From death to be wed
In her widow's veil
From far-off Russian land.


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    General Commentthis is such as sad song....cant believe no one's commented yet...the meaning of the song hits you in the face, its so obvious...the music video is so good, polly jean is justtrying on all the things she sings about. the video makes me think of the theater when i see it
    what do i geton August 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIsn't it just a great song/video combo? I can't believe these lyrics weren't even here after so many years.
    I love exclusively-Polly stuff, but this has got to be my favorite non-written-by-Polly song.
    stentorianon April 06, 2009   Link

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