Sister Carrie

The Compromise Song

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Melody - A.P. Peck
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A.P. Peck

Sister Carrie my dear,
I am sorry to hear,
That you are determin'd to leave us;
But they say it's a fact
That your trunk is all pack'd
And you hope by such conduct to grieve us.
You hope by such conduct to grieve us, dear Carrie,
You hope by such conduct to grieve us.

2. You have always been naughty
And wilful and haughty;
Like a spoiled little minx as you are,
So vain of your beauty,
Forgetful of duty,
You owe to indulgent papa,
You owe to indulgent papa, my dear,
You owe to indulgent papa.

3. You surely can't say
That you've not had your way
In each of our family broils,
While I vow and declare,
You have had your full share,
In all of our National spoils.
In all of our National spoils, Carrie dear,
In all of our National spoils.

4. Now be warned of your fate
Before it's too late,
Like a dear little innocent lamb.
Come out of your pet
And do not forget,
All the kindness of good Uncle Sam.
All the kindness of good Uncle Sam, Sister Carrie,
All the kindness of good Uncle Sam.

5. Some day all forlorn
Bedraggled and torn,
Like the Prodigal Son in his need;
You will knock at the door,
And come home once more,
Nor venture again to Secede.
Nor venture again to Secede, Sister Carrie,
Nor venture again to Secede.

6. The palmetto tree
No shelter will be,
When the dark clouds of anarchy lower;
You will long for the rest
Of our own Eagle's Nest,
And the Strong Arm of Federal Power.
The Strong Arm of Federal Power, Miss Carrie,
The Strong Arm of Federal Power.

7. Now dear little Sis
Come give me a kiss,
To make up these Family Jars;
Secession shall never
Our Union dissever,
Hurrah! for the Stripes and the Stars;
Hurrah! for the Stripes and the Stars, Dear Carrie,
Hurrah! for the Stripes and the Stars.

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