Brass-Mounted Army, The

DESCRIPTION: The soldier complains of the unfairness of Army life and the abuse he suffers at the hands of officers: "Oh, how do you like the army, The brass-mounted army, The high-falutin' army Where eagle buttons rule?"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1865
KEYWORDS: Civilwar abuse soldier army
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Randolph 221, "The Brass-Mounted Army" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 211-213, "The Brass-Mounted Army" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 221)
Silber-CivWarFull, pp. 198-200, "The Brass-Mounted Army" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-CivWarAbbr, pp. 20-21, "The Brass-Mounted Army" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSNA 180, "The Brass-Mounted Army" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, BRSSARMY*

Roud #6693
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Wait for the Wagon" (tune)
NOTES: Attributed to "an anonymous soldier of Col. A Buchel's regiment." Some southern versions refer to a [General] Kirby, presumably General Edmund Kirby Smith, sent to command in Texas when Grant's Vicksburg campaign was cutting the Confederacy in two. - RBW
Last updated in version 3.2
File: R221

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