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AnneMC Songs of the American Civil War (83* d) RE: Songs of the American Civil War 15 Feb 11


Couple of gaps where I couldn't get the words, but this is a great song from Willie Norton about drummer boys in the Civil War.

DRUMMER BOY
Willie Norton


CHORUS:         He's going off to be a drummer boy
                He's going off to be a drummer boy
                Going off to be a drummer boy
                He's fighting with the Union plan

His brother is of a different opinion
His brother's wearing grey
This war ain't done nothing
but divide this country in piece


Well, they say this weren't about slavery
One thing you best understand
This war 's about the federation
and their union plan
If the union wins this war,
the land will never be the same
No matter black or white,
we'll live in economic chains


Well there used to be four ----- on the farm
No ------ where I used to work
Some were black and some were white
But we all dug in that dirt

When the evening came around
we'd sit around the flame
Play a fiddle and guitar
To the good Lord we'd sing

                        

Ain't no crops in the field,
there ain't no crops no more
Only the tombstones growing there
and that's due to this war

                        

Well one thing 'bout slavery
and that I understand
Just 'cos a man ain't wearing chains
Don't make him less than a man

Man was born oh yeah
Man was born to be free
Just like he takes a stand,
just like my brothers and me


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