Southern Soldiers, version 2

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Title

Southern Soldiers, version 2

Subject

Songs

Description

This is a hand-transcribed text of one version of the song, "Southern Soldiers." A note on the reverse attributes this version to Mrs. Lou Brookshire with the date, February-March 1968. The note says she learned this song as a child.

Creator

Bobby McMillon

Source

Bobby McMillon Collection, Southern Appalachian Archives, Mars Hill University

Publisher

Southern Appalachian Archives, Liston B. Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies, Mars Hill University

Date

1968

Contributor

Mrs. Lou Brookshire

Rights

This item may be viewed, downloaded, and printed for personal and educational use, but any commercial use is prohibited without permission from the Southern Appalachian Archives, Mars Hill University. Questions may be directed to the Archivist at (828) 689-1262 or archives@mhu.edu.

Language

English

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Southern Soldiers

Come all you Southern soldiers
Wherever you may be
I'll tell you of some troubles
That's happened unto me.

When I was only sixteen
I joined a jolly band
We marched from Eastern Tennessee
To old Virginia land.

Our captain he informed us
Perhaps he thought it right
Before we reached Manassas
We'll surely have to fight.

I saw the muskets glittering
The bullets round me hail
My heart sank deep within me
My courage almost fail.

I saw the smoke arising
It seemed to reach the sky
I thought this dreadful moment
Now is my time to die.

I saw the Indians coming
I heard them give a yell
My feelings at that moment
No mortal tongue can tell.

verso:

Mrs. Lou Brookshire
February-March 1968 Learned as a child

Original Format

Handwritten text on pages of a blue journal.

Files

Southern Soldiers_p1_blue ledger no2.jpg
Southern Soldiers_p2_blue ledger no2.jpg

Citation

Bobby McMillon, “Southern Soldiers, version 2,” Southern Appalachian Archives Mars Hill University, accessed May 22, 2024, https://southernappalachianarchives.org/items/show/982.