(This score available as
a MIDI file)
Pennywhistle notation and Dulcimer tab for this song is also available
Who Will Care for Micky Now? (words, Eugene T. Johnston; music, Charles C. Sawyer) Arrah! Molly darlin', I am drafted Sure I must for a soger go. An' lave you all alone behind me For to fight the Rebel foe. But be the powers, me pluck is failin' Big drops of sweat rowl down me brow; Och, millia murther! I am drafted Who will care for Micky now? cho: Soon 'gainst Rebels I'll be marching With the swate upon me brow; Och, blood an' nons, i'm kilt entirely Who will care for Micky now? Arrah! Who will comfort me in sorrow Wid a drop of gin or beer? Wash me dirty shirts an' stockin's Faith, there is no one I fear. Me feet are blisteredwid the marchin' Me knapsack makes me shoulders bow, Pork an' crackers are me rations Who will care for Micky now? Indade, I miss me feather pillow An' bed, on which I used to lie; The pine planks make me feel uneasy If I had wings, och! Wudn't I fly? But one of me legs is stiff, dear Since I was kicked by Murphy's cow, I'm afeared I niver can skedaddle Who will care for Micky now? From Songs of the Civil War, Silber RG apr96
Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!