This is probably a ditty lost to time but I was wondering if anyone out there has heard of this tune. I am reading a history of the unit of which I am a member and there is a mention of this song:
"On one occasion, several officers of the California regiment escaped an especially violent squall by gathering in the tent of a captain...The popular tune of that evening, and one that was destined to become a favorite of the regiment, was "Robinson Crusoe." ( p. 46 - "Duty Well Done"; The History of Edward Baker's California Regiment )
I have done some looking into it and found a brief segment of a children's nursery rhyme. No music mentioned. I only ask because of the resourcefulness of the members on this board. I shall endeavor to keep searching as I think it would be interesting to learn since it appeared to be a regiment favorite.
71st PVI, Co. K