Army Bugs

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Melody - Sweet By and By
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Soldiers sing of their beans and canteens,
Of the coffee in old army cup,
Why not mention the small friends we`ve seen
Always trying to chew armies up?
Chorus:
Those firm friends, tireless friends,
Hardly ever neglecting their hugs,
Their regard never ends,
How they loved us, those old army bugs.


Lice were a Civil War soldier's best friend. Various nicknames include: "Cooties", or, to Rebel soldiers, "Bragg's bodyguard" or "tigers".

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