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SONGS OF WAR AND PEACE           173
An' when I ast her for her name, She laughed and then she said, " My name is Rhoda Raglan',
An' I'm waitin', don't you see,
For pappy dear to come back here, Wif ' sompen good for me.
" We was livin' in the cabin,
In the clarin' over thar, Where the little crick went rattlin' by
So sparklin' an' so clar, But now the water's muddy,
An' it's bloody, an' the banks Is trompled, an' my posies
Is jest ruined by them Yanks.
" Our cabin's full of hurted men,
They groaned the worstest wayŚ They was hurted in the battle
With we'uns yesterday, An' ther arms an' legs a'bleedin',
It was sich er awful sight, I didn't sleep a little wink
The livelong night,
" So I've come, good Mr. Man, To wait for pappy here, My mother went away to God,