Studies In Folk-song And Popular Poetry

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We have sent the bravest of our land
To battle with the foe, And we will lend a helping hand ; . We love the South, you know.
Now, Northern goods are out of date,
And since old Abe's blockade, We Southern girls can be content
With goods that's Southern made. We sent our sweethearts to the war,
But, dear girls, never mind, Your soldier love will ne'er forget
The girl he left behind.
The soldier is the lad for me,
A brave heart I adore ; And when the sunny South is free,
And when the fight is no more, I '11 choose me then a lover brave
From out the gallant band ; The soldier lad I love the best
Shall have my heart and hand.
The Southern land's a glorious land,
And has a glorious cause ; Then cheer, three cheers for Southern rights
And for the Southern boys. We '11 scorn to wear a bit of silk,
A bit of Northern lace ; And make our homespun dresses up,
And wear them with such grace.
And now, young men, a word to you : If you would win the fair,
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