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There's Many a Man Been Murdered in Luzon 'Twas the emancipated race That was charging up the hill Up to where those insurrectos Were fighting fit to kill, The Captain bold of Company B Was fighting in the lead, And like a true born soldier He of those bullets took no heed. cho: For there's many a man been murdered in Luzon In Samar, and in Mindanao; There's many a man been murdered in the Philippines And lies sleeping in some lonesome grave. Now Private Alexander Green, Said to his Captain bold, "They've got more men upon that hill, Tban what we've been told. So from this action we must hike, Our precious lives to save, For I want you to be a Captain bold, When I'm sleeping in my grave:' "No! no! brave Green;'says Cap, "Our duty lies right here;' And with his trusty blade in hand, He led them with a cheer. Up the hill, with a terrible yell, For he was working for a star, And the Gu-Gus tell how he gave them hell For he was a U.S. REGULAR. Now when that action it was over, The wounded strewed the sod, The Doctor came with the Hospital Corp: And a Chinese litter squad. They found poor Alec where he lay, A-wallowlng in his blood, And they picked him up and took hlm where The dressing station stood. "O never mind your Captain bold"' Says Doc to Private Green, "You've got the worst wound in your head I believe I've ever seen:" "O never mind mg head" ,says Green, "I want to dle, I do, For the Captain needs his Alec Green, Beyond that pale of blue!' Now on that hill the Captaln bold, In his last grave does reside, And Private Alexander Green Is sleeping by hls side. The wind a-sighing thru the trees, Seems to whisper soft and low, It's the Captain calllng, "First Sergt. Green" And Alec answering "Here- O" from the Book of Navy Songs, USNA Note: From the Philippine Insurrection, 1898-1900. "Gu-gu" was an appelation used for a native. There's a version of "Wreck of the FFV" with the refrain "Manys a man's been killed on the railroad ... And lies sleeping in some loonesome grave." Anybody know a root song for this? RG RG
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