Just After the Battle, Mother

DESCRIPTION: "Still upon the field of battle, I am lying, mother dear, With my wounded comrades waiting." Many are dead, many more gasping out their dying breaths. The singer is wounded but alive. He wishes he could go with his victorious comrades
AUTHOR: George F. Root
EARLIEST DATE: 1863 (sheet music published by Root & Cady, according to Silber-CivWarFull)
KEYWORDS: soldier injury Civilwar
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REFERENCES (2 citations):
Silber-CivWarFull, pp. 154-156, "Just After the Battle" (1 text, 1 tune)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #1172, p. 80, "Just After the Battle, Mother" (10 references)

Roud #4277
NOTES: This was one of George F. Root's attempts to follow up on the success of "Just Before the Battle, Mother." It didn't deserve success -- and doesn't seem to have had much in terms of tradition despite repeated printings. - RBW
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File: SCWF154

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