Howie Cavell and Noah Garrett

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Southern Soldier

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I'll place my knapsack on my back. The soldier is going to gear up and prepare for war.

My rifle on my shoulder He is going to approach the line where the enemies shoot at

I'll march away to the firing line. each other. He is a southern soldier that wants to kill the
And kill that Yankee soldier. Northern soldiers. He left his family to go to war until it ends.
And kill that Yankee soldier. If the southern soldier is shot and he does survive,
I'll march away to the firing line. he would like somebody to look after his family.
And kill that Yankee soldier And if the south does not win, they will be under the rules

I'll bid farewell to my wife and child. and laws of president Lincoln. This soldier is dedicated and
Farewell to my aged mother. will give his life for the Southern's purposes. If he dies it will
And go and join in the bloody strife. be for the south and for a good cause. Heaven and God will
Till this cruel war is over. will be with the southern soldiers throughout the war. The south
Till this cruel war is over. will drive the enemies out of the border of their territory.
I'll go and join in the bloody strife
Till this cruel war is over

If I am shot on the battlefield
And I should not recover
Oh, who will protect my wife and child
And care for my aged mother
And care for my aged mother
Oh, who will protect my wife and child
And care for my aged mother

And if our Southern cause is lost
And Southern rights denied us
We'll be ground beneath the tyrant's heel
For our demands of justice
For our demands of justice
We'll be ground beneath the tyrant's heel
For our demands of justice

Before the South shall bow her head
Before the tyrants harm us
I'll give my all to the Southern cause
And die in the Southern army
And die in the Southern army
I'll give my all to the Southern cause
And die in the Southern army

If I must die for my home and land
My spirit will not falter
Oh, here's my heart and here's my hand
Upon my country's altar
Upon my country's altar
Oh, here's my heart and here's my hand
Upon my country's altar

Then Heaven be with us in the strife
Be with the Southern soldier
We'll drive the mercenary horde
Beyond our Southern border
Beyond our Southern border
We'll drive the mercenary horde
Beyond our Southern border