“Soldier Boy” is a heartfelt and tender song performed by The Shirelles, released in 1962. The song became one of their most successful hits, showcasing the group’s harmonious vocals and emotional delivery.

About The Song

The lyrics of “Soldier Boy” express a young woman’s devotion to her boyfriend who is away serving in the military. She reassures him of her unwavering love and promises to wait for him until he returns home. The song captures the feelings of longing and loyalty experienced by many during times of separation, particularly during the era of its release.

Musically, “Soldier Boy” is characterized by its gentle melody, simple yet effective arrangement, and the sweet, harmonious vocals of The Shirelles. The song’s soft rhythm and melodic piano accompaniment create a soothing backdrop for the heartfelt lyrics.

“Soldier Boy” achieved significant commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song’s timeless theme of love and commitment resonated with many listeners, cementing its place as a classic. It remains one of The Shirelles’ most beloved songs, reflecting the group’s influence on the girl group genre and their ability to convey deep emotion through their music.



Soldier boy,
Oh, my little soldier boy,
I’ll be true to you.
You were my first love
And you’ll be my last love.
I will never make you blue.
I’ll be true to you.
In this whole world
You can love but one girl.
Let me be that one girl,
For I’ll be true to you.
Wherever you go,
My heart will follow.
I love you so.
I’ll be true to you.
Take my love with you
To any port or foreign shore.
Darling, you must feel for sure,
I’ll be true to you.
Soldier boy,
Oh, my little soldier boy,
I’ll be true to you.

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