Mother, Is the Battle Over?

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Mother, is the battle over?
Mother, is the battle over?
Thousands, thousands have been kill'd they say,
Is my father coming? tell me,
Have the English gain'd the day?
Is he well or is he wounded?
Mother, do you think he's slain?
If you know, I pray you tell me,
|: Will my father come again? :|
2. Mother, dear, you're always sighing,
Since you last the paper read,
Tell me why you now are crying,
Why that cap is on your head?
Why that cap is on your head?
Ah! I see you cannot tell me,
Father's one among the slain:
Altho' he lov'd us very dearly,
|: He will never come again! :|


From Civil War Song Sheets, Series 1, Volume 2

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