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Just Before the Battle Mother 2 Just before the battle, mother, l was drinking mountain dew, WHen l saw the "Rebels" marching, To the rear I quickly flew; Where the stragglers were flying, Thinking of their homes and wives ; 'Twas not the "Rebs" we feared, dear mother, But our own dear precious lives. cho: Farewell, mother: for you'll never See my name among the slain. For if I only can skedaddle, Dear mother, I'll come home again. I hear the bugle sounding, mother, My soul is eager for the fray. I guess I'll hide behind some cover, And then I shall be OK. Discretion's the better part of valor, At least I've often heard you say; And he who loves his life, dear mother, Won't fight if he can run away. Civil War parody. From Sound Off!, Dolph RG
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