One of the songs sung by the KGL while they fought in the Peninsula was "Ein Schifflein sah ich fahren"
In the book Songs and music of the Redcoats, a history of the war music of the British Army 1642-1902 by L. Winstock, 1970. Chapter 34 talks about the song. The Germans believe that the song was composed by German troops en route for the American Colonies during the American War of Independence. The song has remained a favourite with German troops and remains in their song books to this day.
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