American Old Time Song Lyrics: 59 A Knot Of Blue And Gray

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 59

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You ask me why upon my breast,
Unchanged from day to day,.
Linked side by side in this broad band,
I wear the blue and gray;
I had two brothers long ago-
Two brothers blithe and gay,
One wore a suit of Northern blue,
And one a suit of Southern gray.

One heard the roll-call of the South,
And linked his fate with Lee,
The other bore the Stars and Stripes,
With Sherman to the sea:
And that is why upon my breast,
Unchanged from day to day,
Linked side by side in this broad band,
I wear a knot of blue and gray.

Each fought for what he deemed was right.
And fell with sword in hand;
One sleeps amid Virginia's hills,
And one by Georgia's strand.
But the same sun shines on both their graves
'Amid valleys and o'er hills,
And in the darkest of the hours
My brothers do live still.
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