Valiant Conscript, The

DESCRIPTION: "How are you, boys? I'm just from camp, And feel as brave as Caesar." The singer expects to frighten the Yankees even though he was recently a plowboy. But when he accidentally fires his gun, he is ready to run and begs his comrades to do the fighting
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1894 (Williams)
KEYWORDS: soldier Civilwar humorous
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Silber-CivWarFull, pp. 201-202, "The Valiant Conscript" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Alfred M. Williams, _Studies in Folk-Song and Popular Poetry_, Houghton Mifflin, 1894, pp. 64-66, "The Valiant Conscript" (1 text)

File: SCWF201

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