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Thread #95605   Message #1861301
Posted By: Barbara Shaw
17-Oct-06 - 11:19 AM
Thread Name: John Brown's Body-parodies
Subject: RE: John Brown's Body
Marching song of the 1st Arkansas (black) regiment during the American Civil War (lyrics attributed to Capt Lindley Miller, a white officer):

Oh, we're the bully soldiers of the "First of Arkansas"
We are fighting for the union, we are fighting for the law
We can hit a Rebel further than a white man ever saw
As we go marching on.

See there above the center where the flag is waving bright
We are going out of slavery; we're bound for freedom's light
We mean to show Jeff Davis how the Africans can fight
As we go marching on!

(there are more verses...)