When the Rebels Come A-Marchin' (The Turncoat Piece)

DESCRIPTION: "When the rebels come a-marchin' I'm a Southern man, And I feed their horses my best. When the Yankees come a-marchin' I'm a Northern man, And I feed their horses what the rebels left." The singer describes how he cooperates with both sides
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Thomas)
KEYWORDS: Civilwar humorous horse betrayal
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thomas-Makin', p. 68, (no title) (1 text)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Vicar of Bray" (theme)
NOTES: Collected in Kentucky, where sentiments of course were split at the time of the Civil War and where both sides occasionally were in control. - RBW
File: ThBa068

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