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20                                        SKEDADDLERS.                             
To think of dis war it am a bery painful question— I'd send all de Abolitionists into de Atlantic Ocean! Send de darkeys back to Africa, just where dey ought to
go, And skedaddle all de rebels into de Gulf of Mexico!
Ho, ho, boys, etc.
SKEDADDLERS. Sung by S. S. Purdy.
'Twas down in ole Yirginny
A poor ole nigger he did roam; But now he has skedaddled, And gone away from home. He was so dejected, It's just what I expected: A great many more besides old Squash Have gone away from home.                  %
Chorus. Now, white folks, listen unto me, For I will not detain you long; I'll tell you of these skedaddlers, And prove it in my song.
Oh, my! de drafs in dis 'ere nation Has caused a great sensation, And many dey leave deir stores / To wander wid aching bones, And went straight o'er to Canada, For fear in deir hearts dat America Would require deir services to protect Our nation and our homes!
Now, white folks, etc.
Den long may live our noble boys Who* were the first.to meet the call,
To defend our firesides and our flag And for its safety fall!
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