Sambo's RIght to Be Kilt
DESCRIPTION: "Some tell me 'tis a burnin' shame To make the naygers fight, And that the trade of bein' kilt Belongs but to the white." The soldier declares that he is liberal enough to let Sambo be killed in his place. After all, who do the critics want to be killed?
AUTHOR: Words: "Private Miles O'Reilly" (Charles Graham Halpine) (source: Silber-CivWarFull)
EARLIEST DATE: 1864 (sheet music published by William Hall & Son, according to Silber-CivWarFull)
KEYWORDS: soldier Black(s) Civilwar nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Silber-CivWarFull, pp. 328-330, "Sambo's Right to Be Kilt" (1 text, 1 tune)
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