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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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