Southern War Songs Camp-Fire, Patriotic & Sentimental

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




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But, as tho' by terror stricken, still and silent stood that
troop, Who were wont to rush to battle with a fierce avenging*
whoop . It was but a single moment, then a murmur thro' them
ran, Heard above the cannon's roaring", as it passed from man to
man,
" You go back and we'll g*o forward!" now the waiting-
leader hears, Mixed with deep impatient sobbing", as of strong- men
moved to tears, Once ag-ain he gives the order, " I'll lead you on the foe !" Then, thro' all the line of battle rang a loud determined
"No!"
Quick as thought a gallant Major, with a firm and vice-like
grasp, Seized the General's bridle, shouting, " Forward, boys! I'll
hold him fast !" Then again the hat was lifted, " Sir, I am the older man : Loose my bridle, I will lead them '"in a measured tone and
calm.
Trembling with suppressed emotion, with intense excitement
hot, In a quivering voice, the Texan, "No, by God, sir, you shall
not!" By them swept the charging squadron, with a loud exultant
cheer, "We'll retake the salient, General, if you'll watch us from
the rear!"
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