For Bales

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Melody - "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"; Seq. by Werner Tomaschewski
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|: We all went down to New Orleans,
For Bales, for Bales; :|
We all went down to New Orleans
To get a peep behind the scenes,
And we'll all drink stone blind,
Johnny fill up the bowl.

2. |: We thought when we got in the "ring,"
For Bales, for Bales; :|
We thought when we got in the "ring,"
Greenbacks would be a dead sure thing,
And we'll all drink stone blind,
Johnny fill up the bowl.

3. The "ring" went up, with baggin and rope,
For Bales, for Bales;
Upon the "Black Hawk" with bagging and rope,
For Bales, says I;
Went up "Red River" with bagging and rope,
Expecting to make a pile of soap,"
And we'll all drink stone blind,
Johnny fill up the bowl.

4. |: But Taylor and Smith, with ragged ranks,
For Bales, for Bales; :|
But Taylor and Smith, with ragged ranks,
Burned up the cotton and whipped old banks,
And we'll all drink stone blind,
Johnny fill up the bowl.

5. |: Our "ring" came back and cursed and swore,
For Bales, for Bales; :|
Our "ring" came back and cursed and swore,
For we got no cotton at grand ecore,
And we'll all drink stone blind,
Johnny fill up the bowl.

6. |: Now let us all give praise and thanks,
For Bales, for Bales; :|
Now let us all give praise and thanks,
For the victory Gained by General Banks,
And we'll all drink stone blind,
Johnny fill up the bowl.

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