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American Ballads and Folk Songs
remembered." The accepted version B, and A> a Texas composite, follow. Some unknown person has added one stanza. The author of the music is unknown.
Miss Carey Page, daughter of Ralph Page and granddaughter of Walter H. Page, gave me tune A following a talk I had made to a group of Bryn Mawr students in November, 1932. At that time she was a member of the freshman class. The song is published in memory of her beautiful life.—J. A. L.
Oh, I'm a good old rebel, that's what I am, And for this land of freedom, I don't give a damn} I'm glad I fought agin her, I only wish we'd won, And I ain't axed any pardon for anything I've done.