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210
A SOLDIER IN THE COLORED BRIGADE
4  In days ob Gen'ral Washington we fought de British well,
Behind de bales wid "Hickory" I tink we made 'cm yell: I tell you, we're de chickens dat can handle gun or spade,
And Greeley he'll go wid us in de Colored Brigade, Cho.—Go wid us ! Go wid us in de darkey Brigade,
And Greeley he'll go wid us in de Colored Brigade !
5  Some say dey lub de darkey and dey want him'to be free,
I s'pec ucy only fooling and dey better let him be: For him dey'd brake dis Union which de're forefaddersJiab made,
Worth more than twenty millions ob de Colored Brigade. Cho.—Dan millions ! Dan millions of de darkey Brigade,
Worth more dan twenty millions ob de Colored Brigade !
6  Den cheer up now, my honey dear, I hear de trumpets' play,
And give me just a little buss before I go away: I'll marry you when I come back, so don't you be afraid,
We'll raise up picanninnies for de Colored Brigade. Clio.—'Ninnies ! 'Ninnies for de darkey Brigade,
We'll raise up picannir.nies for de Colored Brigade !








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