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GET BACK!
GET BACK! Sung by S. S. Pubdy.
Now, white folks, your attention, '
For I'm goin' to sing to you; My song it is not very long,
But every word am true. Ley expect to hear of victory          /
Since dey relieved our Mac; But before de war is over,
Dey will say to him, "Get back!"
(Repeat the last two lines of each stanza.)
Chorus—Get back, get back,
Take it with a whack!
Now, dere is General Burnside,
Commanding, I believe; And de next thing dat we hear of him,
Why, Burnside he is relieved. Dey say he is a fighter,
And can whip them with a whack; And as soon as he has done dat,
Dey will say to him, "Get back!"
Get back, etc.
Now, I've been on to "Washington,
To make a proposition; To go in for de Union
Ain't nigger abolition. Put de contrabands on board de ship,
And start dem on de track; Tou will think dey go to Hayti,
But dey will every one "get back!"
Get back, etc.
And now, kind friends, you've heard my song, And I hope it's pleased you well.
I wish de war was over,
And de Abolitionists in—you know wharl
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