Black Hawk War Song, The

DESCRIPTION: "In our leaky tents we sit, Listening to the drip, drip, drip, Of the rain and snow that chills us to the bone." The singers long for home, or at least clear skies, as they sit in Sanpete. They wonder when they will be able to go home.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1948 (Hubbard)
KEYWORDS: hardtimes home storm
FOUND IN: US(Ro)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hubbard, #239, "The Black Hawk War Song" (1 short text)
Roud #10910
NOTES: Although Hubbard calls this a war song, there is no mention of war, or of Black Hawks, in Hubbard's version; it's just a complaint about lousy weather. - RBW
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File: Hubb239

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