Marching Through Georgia

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Melody - Seq. by Werner Tomaschewski
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Henry Clay Work, 1865

Bring the good ol' Bugle boys
We'll sing another song
Sing it with the spirit
That will start the world along
Sing it like we used to sing it
Fifty thousand strong,
While we were marching through Georgia.
Chorus:
Hurrah! Hurrah! We bring the jubilee!
Hurrah! Hurrah! The flag that makes you free!
So we sang the chorus from Atlanta to the Sea,
While we were marching through Georgia.

2. How the darkeys shouted when they
Heard the joyful sound,
How the turkeys gobbled which our
Commissary found,
How the sweet potatoes even
Started from the ground,
While we were marching through Georgia.
Chorus:

3. Yes and there were Union men
Who wept with joyful tears,
When they saw the honored flag
They had not seen for years;
Hardly could they be restrained
From breaking forth in cheers,
While we were marching through Georgia.
Chorus:

4. "Sherman's dashing Yankee boys
Will never make the coast!"
So the saucy rebels said
and 'twas a handsome boast
Had they not forgot, alas!
To reckon with the Host
While we were marching through Georgia.
Chorus:

5. So we made a thoroughfare for
Freedom and her train,
Sixty miles of latitude
Three hundred to the main;
Treason fled before us,
For resistance was in vain
While we were marching through Georgia.
Chorus:

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