Southern War Songs Camp-Fire, Patriotic & Sentimental

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

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"Oh, Mother," said the dying boy, "Look down from Heaven
on me! Receive me to thy fond embrace ! Oh, take me home to thee! I've loved my country as my God, to serve them both I've
tried," He smiled, shook hands, death seized the boy who prayed
before he died.
Each soldier wept then like a child—stout hearts were they
and brave— The Flag- his winding-sheet! God's Book the key unto his
grave ; They wrote upon a simple board these words, " This is a guide, To those who mourn the drummer boy who prayed before he
Alabama Volunteer Corps.