Southern Soldier, The

DESCRIPTION: "I'll place my knapsack on my back, My rifle on my shoulder, I'll march away to the firing line...." He bids goodbye to wife and baby. He wonders who will care for his family if he is killed. But he hopes for the success of the southern cause
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (field recording from Mrs. Minta Morgan)
KEYWORDS: soldier patriotic Civilwar
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Spurgeon-WaltzTheHall-AmericanPlayParty, pp. 95-96, "Down to New Orleans" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Silber-SongsOfTheCivilWar, pp. 217-218, "The Southern Soldier" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #4770
File: SCWF217

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