Civil War Song

DESCRIPTION: "You good folks don't scarcely know What we poor soldiers undergo... To defend our country from all harms." The singer described early drill, "lean and tough" beef, etc. The singer gives his name as A. T. Hyte, who wrote the song while on picket in winter
AUTHOR: Credited in the lyrics to A. T. Hyte (Hiatt? Hite?)
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (Hudson)
KEYWORDS: hardtimes soldier food Civilwar
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Hudson 115, p. 257, "Civil War Song" (1 text)
Arnold, pp. 4-5, "The Soldier's Fare" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #4499
File: Hud115

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