Fort Sumpter

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Melody -
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Come now and gather round me,
A story I'll relate,
It happened near a city
Of South Carolina state.
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And now Old Uncle Abe,
If you'll take good advice!
You'll ne'er invade our Southern soil,
Think o'er the matter twice.

2. There was in Charleston harbor,
A fortress strong and great,
Commanded by Bob Anderson,
Which caused much debate.
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3. Now Beauregard did loudly swear,
He would Fort Sumpter take,
And for to carry out his threat,
Did many batteries make.
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4. 'Twas on a Friday morning,
The day was wondrous fair,
When soon a signal gun was heard
Loud booming through the air.
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5. Now Beauregard he pounded hard,
While Sumpter pounded back,
Till in two days this pounding,
Fort Sumpter's walls did crack.
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6. Then Anderson surrendered,
And marched his men away:
And sailed with them to New York,
Where they had better stay.
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From Civil War Song Sheets, Series 2, Volume 1.

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