Hungry Confederate Song, A

DESCRIPTION: "The streets are all lonely and drear, love, And all because you are not here, love, if you were here, you would shed a sad tear And open your cupboard to me." The singer describes his woeful condition and wishes that he had stew or cornbread or something
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (Hudson)
KEYWORDS: food love
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hudson 114, p. 257, "A Hungry Confederate Song" (1 text)
Roud #4498
NOTES [47 words]: Hudson lists this as a Civil War song, and certainly it fits that conflict, in which Southern troops in particular often went hungry -- but there is no actual evidence in Hudson's text that it is a Civil War song, and neither he nor I knows another version to settle the claim. - RBW
File: Hud114

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