Southern War Songs Camp-Fire, Patriotic & Sentimental

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




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On the steamboat, in the cars, sir, Deep respect is shown the "bars," sir. And if a "star "or two is spotted, See how " the elephant" is courted.
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Should a grand soiree be given, The "braided lions" take the even. No, no ! the privates are not slighted! They can't expect to be invited!
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The ladies ! bless the darling creatures! Quite distort their pretty features, And say (I know you've seen it done, sir), " They'll have an officer or none," sir.
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And if when death-shots round us rattle,
An officer is kill'd in battle—
How the martyr is lamented!
(This is right—we've not dissented).
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But only speak of it to show, sir, Privates are not honor'd so, sir. No muffled drum, no wreath of glory, If one dies, proclaims the story.
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In Dixie's land, in every way, sir,
"Fuss and feathers" "win the day," sir,
For with all sexes, sizes, ages,
How the "gold lace fever" rages!
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