The Great Civil War

The Great Civil War

The Great Civil War

by Chuck RitenouR 5-4-2K4

verse one:

In this southern county before the war

lived a Mennonite's daughter that I adored

yeah we planned to married and farm the land

til the great civil war changed our plans.

verse two:

I was a young man courageous and bold

and I caught the war fever deep in my soul

Her daddy told told me if I joined the fight

his daughter would never ever be my wife

chorus:

So beat the drum slowly, let's make a stand

let the choir sing softly down in Dixieland.

and toast the lives we had before

they met destruction in the great civil war.

verse three:

Lee surrendered while I was guarding Luray

I swear it was the south's saddest day.

No we never ever married 'cause you understand

No Mennonite farmer has blood on his hands.

chorus:

So beat the drum slowly, let's make a stand

let the choir sing softly down in Dixieland.

and toast the lives we had before

they met destruction in the great civil war.

the end.

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Frankie 6 years ago

Great lyrics you should publish a book


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Chuck RitenouR 6 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia Author

a book? hmmmmmmmmmm interesting idea.

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