Riding a Raid

DESCRIPTION: "'Tis old Stonewall, the Rebel, that leans on his sword, And while we are mounting, prays low to the Lord." The cavalrymen are told to be ready; they are "riding a raid." The singer revels in the fighting capabilities of Stuart's cavalry
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1890 (Fagan, Southern War Songs, according to Silber-CivWarFull); internal evidence implies a date before 1865
KEYWORDS: Civilwar battle
May 10, 1863 - death of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
May 12, 1864 - death of J. E. B. Stuart
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Silber-CivWarFull, pp. 82-83, "Riding a Raid" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lawrence, p. 404, "Riding a Raid" (1 text plus a copy of the sheet music cover)

cf. "Bonnie Dundee" (tune)
File: SCWF082

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