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Babylon is Falling (Henry Clay Work) Way up in the corn field, where you hear the thunder That is our old forty pounder gun, When the shells are missin' them, we load with pumpkins All the same to make the cowards run. cho: Look out thar now! We's a-gwine to shoot! Look out thar now! Don't you understand? Babylon is fallin', Babylon is fallin' And we's a-gwine to occupy the land. Old Massa was a colonel in the rebel army Jest before he come to run away, But his darlin' darkies didn't like his doin's So they up an' tuck him prisoner t'other day. FRom Ozark Folksongs, Randolph Collected from Jy.F. Gould 1926, who heard it sung by Federal troops in 1864. RG
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