Southern War Songs Camp-Fire, Patriotic & Sentimental

200+ Song Lyrics Collected, Arranged & Illustrated, By W. L. Fagan - online songbook




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You've heard of Abe, the gay deceiver, Who sent to Sumter to relieve her;
Away, away, away, away! But Beauregard said "save your bacon! Sumter's ours and must be taken !"
Away, away, away, away!
With a floating- battery and a few hot shot, He sent them back to General Scott— Old Abe he swore and cuss'd like fun When he found the rebels wouldn't run.
Scott with his army started South!
You've heard how our armies cleaned them out—
On Manassas' plains for miles around,
Their dead and wounded fill'd the ground.
Senator Wilson, the ugly sinner,
Went over to Centreville to eat a big dinner—
The M. C.'s and ministers of State,
Left their champagne behind and dinners on the plate.
They had to leave on an empty stomach,
And "git up and git" on t'other side of the Potomac—■
But some of the invaders are with us still—
We'll send them back again if the Lord will.
Our country calls for volunteers,
And Texas bo3Ts reply with cheers—
The Henderson Guards and Leon Hunters,
Friends in peace—in war like panthers.
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