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The Battle of Fredericksburg
1)0 THE BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG
See "The Charge at Fredericksburg" in The Flying Cloud and ijo Other Old Time Poems and Ballads, compiled by M. C. Dean, p. 14; W. Roy Mackenzie's Ballads and Sea Songs from Nova Scotia, No. 118; Pound, Folk Song of Nebraska and the Central West: a Syllabus, p. 39; Shearin and Combs, A Syllabus of Kentucky Folk-Songs, p. 14; Phillips fatty, Journal, XXVII, 70; Fuson, p. 94.
"Just Before the Last Great Charge." Obtained from Miss Rachel Tucker, Varnell, Georgia.
1. Just before the last great charge
To Salgeres, drew1 a ring With the shake of a hand and a parting word: "We may never meet again."
2. One of them was a blue eyed boy.
Just eighteen months ago, Down on his chin, red on his cheek, He, only boy I know.
5. The other was a tall, dark, slim man; The world looked dim to him; He only thought of the one he loved, She most dear to him.
4. "I have a fair, fond face upon my breast,
I wore it to the fight With a sunny, cruel and bright blue eye, Just like the morning light.
5. "The morning light is dear to me;
It gladdens the only light, But little did I think of the form of death When she promised to be my bride.
6. "As we ride up this hill together
And you ride back again, There some little trouble I like to bring.
1 he drew.
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