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THAT'S WHAT'S THE MATTER
2  Oh! yes, we thought our neighbors true, Indulged them as their mothers do; They storm'd our bright Red, White and
And that's what's the matter! [Blue, We'll never give up what we gain, For now we know we must maintain Our laws and rights with might and main;
And that's what's the matter!
3  The rebels thought we would divide, And Democrats would take their side; They then would let the Union slide.
And that's what's the matter! But, when the war had once begun, All party feeling soon was gone; We joined as brothers, every one!
And that's what's the matter'
4  The Merrimac, with heavy sway, Had made our Fleet an easy preyŚ The Monitor got in the way,
And that's what's the matter! So health to Captain Ericsson, I cannot tell all he has done, I'd never stop when once begun,
And that's what's the matter'
5  We've heard of Gen'ral Beauregard, And tho't he'd fight us long and hard; Rut he has played out his last card,
And that's what's the matter! So what's the use to fret and pout. We soon will hear the people shout, Secession dodge is all played out!
And that's what's the matter!








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