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The southern girl’s lament, song / Jeff Warner, singing in English

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I cannot listen to your words the land's too far and wide
Go seek some happy Yankee girl to be your loving bride
My brothers they were soldiers the youngest of the three

Was slain while fighting by the side of General Fitzhugh Lee.
  
Hurrah hurrah for the sunny south I say
Three cheers for the southern girl and the boy who wore the gray.

My lover was a soldier too he vowed to god's command
A saber pierced his galliant heart you might have been the man
He reeled and fell but was not dead the soldier spurred his steed
And trampled on his dying brain, you might have done the deed.

Hurrah hurrah for the sunny south I say
Three cheers for the southern girl and the boy who wore the gray.

They left his body on the field ‘til the fight that day had won
A soldier spurred him with his heel you might have been the one
I hold no hatred in my heart nor cold nor righteous pride
For many’s the  gallant soldier fought upon the other side.

Hurrah hurrah for the sunny south I say
Three cheers for the southern girl and the boy who wore the gray.

But now I cannot take the hand that smote my country sore
Nor love the one that trampled down the colors that she wore
Between your heart and mine there rolls a deep and crimson tide
My brother's and my lover's blood forbids me be your bride.

Hurrah hurrah for the sunny south I say
Three cheers for the southern girl and the boy who wore the gray.

The southern girl’s lament, song / Jeff Warner, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:549-ITMA-MP4
Main Performer: Jeff Warner
Title:The southern girl's lament [videorecording] / Jeff Warner, singing in English
Section:Videos
Language:English
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Format:Video
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Recording Location:The Market House, Clonmany, Co Donegal
Recording Date:24 March 2012
Physical Description:1 computer file (MPEG-4, 4 min. 22 sec.) :digital, stereo
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Roud Number:7484

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