The Southern Wagon

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Melody - "Wait for the Wagon", Seq. by Werner Tomaschewski
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1861

Come all ye sons of freedom
And join our Southern band,
We're going to fight the enemy
And drive them from our land;
Justice is our motto
And Providence our guide,
So jump into the wagon
And we'll all take a ride.
Chorus:
Wait for the wagon,
The Dissolution wagon,
The South is our wagon
And we'll all take a ride.

2. Secession is our watchword,
Our rights we all demand,
And to defend our fireside
We pledge our heart and hand;
Jeff Davis is our President,
With Stevens by his side--
Brave Beauregard our General
Will join us in our ride.
Chorus:

3. Our wagon's plenty big enough,
The running gear is good,
'Tis stuffed with cotton round the sides,
And made of southern wood;
Carolina is the driver,
With Georgia by her side--
Virginia 'll hold our Flag up
And we'll all take a ride.
Chorus:

4. There's Tennessee and Texas
Also in the ring--
They would'nt have a government
Where cotton was'nt king;
Alabama, too, and Florida
Have long ago replied--.
Mississippi's in the wagon
Anxious for the ride.
Chorus:

5. Missouri, North Carolina,
And Arkansas are slow--
They must hurry or we'll leave'em,
And then where will they go?
There's old Kentuck and Maryland
Each won't make up their mind,
So I reckon after all we'll have to
Take them up behind.
Chorus:

6. Our cause is just and holy,
Our men are brave and true--
To whip the Lincoln cut-throats
Is all we'll have to do,
God bless our noble army,
In it we all confide,
So jump into the wagon
And we'll all take a ride.
Chorus:


From Civil War Song Sheets, Series 2, Volume 1.

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