The Soldiering Life (track) by The Decemberists
From the album Her Majesty The Decemberists (track #7)
The Soldiering Life appears on the following album(s) by The Decemberists:
- Her Majesty The Decemberists (track #7) (this album) (2003)
- We All Raise Our Voices To The Air (Live Songs 04.11 - 08.11) (track #4) (compilation) (2012)
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