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I Would Not Be Alone

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I Would Not Be Alone

I Would Not Be Alone

I would not be a conscript a-hiding in the wood.
I'd be a volunteer and do my country good.
I wouldn't be alone, I wouldn't be alone,
I wouldn't be alone to weep and moan.

I wouldn't be a lawyer a-pleading at the bar;
I'd rather be a soldier and wear the Southern star.
I wouldn't be alone, etc.

I wouldn't be a doctor a-waiting on the sick;
I'd rather be a soldier and go in double quick

I wouldn't be a lady the people call a belle;
 I'd rather be a soldier and hear the Yankees yell.

I wouldn't be a nurse and hear the children squall;
I rather be a soldier and face a cannon ball.

I wouldn't be a farmer working in the sun
I'd rather be a soldier and see the Yankees run.

I wouldn't be a miller and grind the people's meal
I'd rather be a soldier and die on the battlefield.
Text secured by Miss Elizabeth Burdette, Fernwood, from
  Mrs. A. F. Callaway, Oxford., MS
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