John Bell of Tennessee

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Melody - "Auld Lang Syne"; Seq. by Barry Taylor
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1862

There is a man of noble heart,
In Tennessee does dwell,
Who scorns the Traitor Lincoln's raid,
His name is John Bell.
Chorus:
For old John Bell so dear,
For old John Bell,
We'll give three loud and hearty cheers,
For old John Bell.

2. Though called a rebel by his foes,
His heart in truth doth dwell,
He scorns the Tory Lincoln's raid,
His name is John Bell.
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3. He hears the Northern vandals voice,
Shout over hill and dell,
He laughs at Nigger Lincoln's raid,
His name is John Bell.
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4. Let them advance in Tennessee,
His guns are sure to tell,
He dares the tread of Yankee sneaks,
His name is John Bell.
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5. Let Northern fanatics beware,
Of famous old John Bell,
For if they come in Tennessee,
He'll surely ring their knell.
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From Civil War Song Sheets, Series 2, Volume 1.

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