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THE SEVEN DAYS' FIGHT.                           15
When we heard that Mac had sent for us, with joy our hearts did fill,
And we were quickly ready on the top of Malvern hill;
The rebels they commenced the fight, but we were not dis­mayed—
They might as well have met the de'il, as Howe and hia brigade!
In the old, etc.
The rebels they began the fight by throwing shot and
shell: That was a game, they soon found out, that Couch's men
could them excel. We fought them from the morning's dawn until the setting
sun— Among the killed and wounded, why, they had three to
one I
In the old, etc.
The Ninety-third—the Twenty-third—were early on the ground;
The Sixty-first, New York Chasseurs, soon showed them­selves around;
Then came the First Long Island—we all did our work quite well,
As many a wounded rebel from experience can tell. In the old, etc.
When we came to James River, the boys began to cheer, As they saw the little Monitor—up the river she did steer. The rebel General got scared, and unto his men did say— " Here comes a Yankee earthquake, we'd better get away." In the old, etc.
Now, all ye politicians, a word I have for you : Let our Little Mac alone, for he is tried and true; And you have found out lately that he is our only hope— For twice he saved the capital—likewise McDowell and Pope.
In the old, etc.
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