Southern War Songs Camp-Fire, Patriotic & Sentimental

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

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"When I scaled the steep crag- o'er the river's wild roar, Or chased the fleet stag- 'long* the bright, sunny shore— When I bounded in pride o'er valley and hill— O memories, how sweet ! ye haunt me now still. But away with the thoughts of my joyous boyhood, I'll face the grim monster death with calm fortitude; Then, mother, farewell! farewell, dearest mother; Farewell to my father, sisters and brother !
"And when I am g*one never utter a sigh,
But remember your Charlie reigns proudly on high !"
Then death flapp'd wildly his wings on the moor,
As his soul took its flight to a heavenly shore—
The lightning flash'd fiercely, the howling- winds surge,
The thunder pealed loudly the hero's wild dirge!
Companion Song to " When this Cruel War is Over."
I remember the hour when sadly we parted, The tears on your pale cheek glist'ning- like dew,
When clasped in your arms almost broken-hearted, I swore by the bright sky I'd ever be true,
True to the love that nothing- could sever,
And true to the flag of my country forever,
Chorus.—Then weep not, love, oh! weep not, Think not our hopes are vain, For when this fatal war is over, We will surely meet ag-ain.