After the Battle Mother
DESCRIPTION: The wounded singer is lying on the battle field among the dead and dying. When "the foemen turned and fled" his wound stopped him from following. He waits for morning. "Still I feel that I shall see you and the dear old home again"
AUTHOR: George Frederick Root (1820-1895) (source: PopMusicMTSU 94-017 Goldstein ID 001256-BROAD)
EARLIEST DATE: 1866 (Musick-Larkin); before 1865 (broadside LOCSinging, cw103160)
KEYWORDS: battle Civilwar war death dying injury nonballad mother
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Musick-Larkin 3, "Just After the Battle" (1 text)
LOCSinging, cw103160, "Just After the Battle" ("Still upon the field of battle"), H. De Marsan (New York), 1861-1864; also sb20250b, "Just After the Battle"; hc00015a, hc00015b, "Just After the Battle Mother"; cw1000070, cw100080, "After the Battle Mother"
PopMusicMTSU, 94-017 Goldstein ID 001256-BROAD, "After the Battle Mother" ("Still upon the field of battle"), J.H. Johnson (Philadelphia), 1858-1859 and 1863-1876
NOTES: Broadside LOCSinging cw103160: H. De Marsan dating per Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site. - BS
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