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232 Ballads and Songs of Michigan
He fought in four engagements with the loss of men each day, O many's the mother shedding tears for them that's far away."
4 "We fought at Balaklava where we did not succeed; Down in the Valley of Inkerman where thousands there did
bleed. 'Twas on the heights of Alma that we did gain the day, Young Johnny mentioned all to me, though he is far away."
5 The fighting at Sebastopol would give the world surprise; It being so hard to take it, the enemy were so wise.
But Paddy's sons with British guns their valor did display, And together with the sons of France, thank God, we gained the day.
6 Now to conclude and finish, I mean to end my song; I'm thankful to the great God that I've survived so long. Likewise unto you, mother dear, for me you did adore, I'm happy to return again to childhood's home once more.