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OUR UNION GENERALS.                             35
You may talk and you may write, You may work and you may fight,
But what good does eber arise? You may paint and you may rub, You may wash and you may scrub,
But a nigger is a nigger till he dies!
But just list to me, eke.
Now, white folks, in a trice, I'll gib you some advice—
Don't get mad because it comes from a moke: Let de Norf and de Souf Both shut up deir mouf,
And den you will hit de right stroke. Let Abolition die, And Secession keep shy, - And de Norf and de Souf shake hands; And now, white folks, hear me, Just leave de nigger be,
For I tell you dey isn't worth a cent.
But just list to me, etc.
OUR UNION GENERALS. Sung by W. S. Budwortii.
Now I'm going to sing song,
So give me your attention; I know I'll not detain you long
With what I'm going to mention: So, if you listen unto me,
It is my calculation To sing about the Generals
Who are fighting for our nation.
Chorus. While we sing the Generals
Who win a nation's thanks, sir, . We'll not forget the volunteers
Who are fighting in the ranks, sir.
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