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Our surgeon is a man of skill,
Gives the sick each day bread pills;
If his pills do not act well—
He swears and damns our souls to hell.
Would you know who wrote this song-, I will tell—it won't take long ; It was composed by A. T. Height, While walking post one rainy night.
THE BONNIE WHITE FLAG;
OR, THE PRISONER'S INVOCATION TO PEACE.
Col. W. S. Hawkins. In Camp Chase Ventilator, 1864.
Air—" Bonnie Blue Flag"
Though we 're a band of prisoners,
Let each be firm and true, For noble souls and hearts of oak,
The foe can ne'er subdue. We then will turn us homeward,
To those we love so dear; For peace and happiness, my boys,
Oh, give a hearty cheer !
Chorus.—Hurrah ! Hurrah ! for peace And home, hurrah ! Hurrah for the Bonnie White Flag, That ends this cruel war!