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SONGS OF WAR AND PEACE             \>J\
One that's worn,
and torn,
and ribboned, We have followed, marching, singing, In the days of strong young manhood, And still those songs are ringing In the gray and grand old souls, Who, in life's
hard strife,
still trudging, Hold it dearest of all banners, For it led them, marching, fighting, Through sorrows and hosannahs, By the glory of its folds.
So, with tears,
and cheers,
we greet it, And with songs of love and gladness, For the mem'ries clustered 'round it teem, With fondness and with sadness, And the lights and shades of days, That in youth,
and truth,
and trial, Made the tinting of life's manner, For we laughed and sang, and comrades died Around that brave old banner, In battle's blare and blaze.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III