Sleeping for the Flag
DESCRIPTION: "When the boys come home in triumph, brother, With the laurels they shall gain... We shall look for you in vain." The brave man lies dead "underneath the Southern tree." "Sleeping to waken in this weary world no more... Sleeping for the flag you bore."
AUTHOR: Henry Clay Work
EARLIEST DATE: 1863 (sheet music published by S. Brainerd's Sons and copyrighted by Root & Cady)
KEYWORDS: Civilwar death burial soldier
REFERENCES (3 citations):
WorkSongs, pp. 39-42, "Sleeping for the Flag" (1 text, 1 tune, a copy of the original sheet music)
Hill-CivWar, pp. 212-213, "Sleeping for the Flag" (1 text)
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