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Lighter Origin: Gideon's Band (Al Hopkins & Buckle Busters (38) RE: Origin: Gideon's Band (Al Hopkins & Buckle Busters 18 Jan 21


Here's one more Civil War version, from The Southerner (Tarborough, N.C.) (Aug. 9, 1862):

                      REBEL BAND

Slow.
Eve she did the apple eat,
Eve she did the apple eat,
Eve she did the apple eat,
Fast.
She smack'd her lips & said 'twas sweet.

CHORUS.

Do you belong to Gidden's [sic] band?
Here is my heart and here is my hand;
Do you belong to the Rebel Band,
A fighting for your homes.

The animals came in to by two,
The camel and the kangaroo.

CHORUS.

First came the horse and then the flea,
The elephant and the bumble bee.

CHORUS.

Old Abraham Lincoln he has come,
And his himself in the long tom gun.

CHORUS.

And by and by as I am thinking,
They will touch it off and away goes Lincoln.

CHORUS.

Old Abraham Lincoln he did fall,
Way down South on the Southern soil.

CHORUS.

When old Noah he got on land,
He got so drunk he couldn't stand.

CHORUS.

The ark landed on Mount Ararat,
Just a few miles below Manassas Gap.

CHORUS.

The Yankees from Richmond did retreat,
And we are the boys that's hard to beat.

CHORUS.

McCall advanced with his whole band,
And now old Jeff is [sic] got him in his right hand.

CHORUS.

Oh, we are Bill, Dick, and Harry,
We are the boys that's always merry.

CHORUS.

Their [sic] is Burnside too has mist [sic] a lick,
And his gay old fleet has almost split.

CHORUS.

Old Abraham Lincoln he was born,
In old Kentucky one frosty morn.

CHORUS.

And ever since that hour of luck,
There has been a cave in old Kentuck.

CHORUS.

Oh we are the boys from Baltimore City,
And now my friends I will end my ditty.

CHORUS.


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