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Just Before the Drawing, Sweetheart Just before the drawing, sweetheart, I am waiting for a claim. Way out here in Dewey County Way out here upon the plain. As I gaze upon the prairie And the promised land I view; Oh, just before the drawing sweetheart I am thinking most of you. cho: Farewell sweetheart, you may never Press me to your breast again, But, oh, I'll not forget you, sweetheart While I'm waiting for my claim. Way out here in Dewey County Way out here upon the plains. Way out here upon my homestead Where they say it never rains. Just before the drawing, sweetheart Many they are coming here. They have left their homes and families, They have left their sweethearts dear. They are coming for the drawing, They are hoping for a home. Where they'll take their own dear loved ones, And no more will ever roam. Now, my darling, watch the paper And if you should see my name, You will know we have a homestead You will know we have a claim. Then, my sweetheart, you get ready Then to Pierre you may come. We'll go in a prairie schooner To our Dewey County home. Way out here in Dewey County Where they say it never rains, Our sod shanty is awaiting, Our home upon the plains. note: another rewrite of Just Before the Battle, Mother. RG RG
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