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Thread #25676   Message #302950
Posted By: Gern
22-Sep-00 - 09:36 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Big Battle (Johnny Cash)
Subject: Johnny Cash's 'Big Battle'
Anyone know anything about this song? I think it's on his "Legend of John Henry" LP, and it starts with a young soldier telling his commander "I think, sir, the battle is over." Of course, he needs to be straightened out, and the commander dashes his exhuberance with reminders concerning "the dead and dying." It's a neat story that poses as a Civil War song, and gives credits to Cash. I'll bet it's older. Does anyone know more?