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48          FOLK-SONGS OF THE CIVIL WAR.
Veil I comes from de Deutsche Countree,
I vorks somedimes at baking. Den I keeps a lager bier saloon,
And den I goes shoemaking. But now I vas a sojer man
To save the Yankee eagle, To Schlauch dem dam Southern folks,
I 'm going to fight mit Siegel.
But this was no more representative of German sentiments than the " Whack-row-de-dow " Pats of the stage were of the Irish; and the German sol­diers, when they sang in the vernacular, enlivened their foreign patriotism with the songs of the Fatherland. There was at least one French poet who appealed to his countrymen in their own lan­guage to rally to the cause of the Union. His pro­duction was as follows: —
VENGEONS LA PATRIE.
HYMNE PATRIOTIQUB, PAR GUSTAVE DIME, OUVRIER-ESTAM-PEUR: AIR, " GLOIRE AUX MARTYRS VICTORIAUX."
APPEL AUX ARMES.
Debout fils de l'Union
Pour venges l'inf amie Faite a la nation,
Pour venger la Patrie,
La Constitution!
A bas Rebellion!
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