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Southern Appalachians songs with lyrics, commentary & some sheet music.

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Brother Green
2. The southern foe has laid me low On this cold ground to suffer; Stay, brother, stay and lay me away And write my wife a letter.
3. Tell her I am prepared to die And want to meet her in heaven; Since I believed in Jesus Christ, My sins are all forgiven.
4. My little children I loved them well; I could once more see them
That I might bid them a long farewell; Won't we meet in heaven ?
5. Deal Mary, you must train them well And train them up for heaven; Teach them to love and serve the Lord And then they will be respected.
6. Dear father, you have suffered long And prayed for my salvation; Now I must die and leave you all; So fare you well temptation.
7. Dear sister, you must not grieve For the loss of your dear brother; For I am going to learn to live To see my blessed mother.
8. Two brothers yet I will not forget, A-fighting in this Union;
With my dear wife I have given of my life, So put down this rebellion.
9.0 Brother Green, I am dying now; Oh, I do die so easy; Surely death has lost its sting Because I love my Jesus.
10. Go, tell my wife she must not grieve, To kiss my dear litde children; For they will call for me in vain, When I am gone to heaven.

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