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THE HORSE MARINES AT GALVESTON.
Air—" Barring of the Door."
It was on a New Year's morn so soon,
Before the break of day, Oh ! General Magruder had laid his plan
To catch the Yankees in the Bay, Oh!
Chorus.—Skedaddle, skedaddle, leave horse, spur and saddle, Charge! Horse Marines, with a hoo-way ! Skedaddle, skedaddle, the Yankees will toddle; Rush on them with pistol and bowie— O, skedaddle!
Magruder march'd down through Galveston town,
And placed his men on the shore, Oh! And the fight then began when he fired the first gun,
And the fleet replied with a roar, Oh!
Chorus.
The Yankees' big shot flew fast, thick and hot, They thought they'd gain'd the day, Oh !
When Bagby and Green, with the new Horse Marine, Came rushing down the Bay, Oh!
Chorus.
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