Rebels Escape Come all you jolly soldiers I will sing to you a song I will try to be brief I will not detain you long Concerning al my troubles and how they did advance And how I got around them and what a narrow chance With a bottle of good whiskey, I put the guard to sleep Then down upon my knees so slyly I did creep And when I had gone around them and found I had got through I set down upon a little rock and there put on my shoe. The ferryage it was guarded and I had nary horse I cast my eyes around a little raft I spied I thought by good judgment I could get to the other side I jumped upon my little raft, so gently sailed across Not thanking them for ferryage nor eitherwise a horse I struck out up old Lickin, I set my head for home To see my wife and children all that was my intent To see my wife and children that I had left at home. When I come to find them, I found them all asleep I told my wife I had been a prisoner and now on my retreat She gave to me my supper a blanket in my hand Told me to leave this country and go to Dixies land. Laws A19 DT #807 From Thomas, Devils Ditties Filename[ REBESCAP SOF oct97
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