“Farewell, Mother”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1964
Keywords: Civilwar parody humorous battle mother cowardice
Found in: US


The soldier intends to survive: "Just before the battle, mother... when I saw the rebels marching, To the rear I quickly flew." "Farewell, mother! for you'll never See my name among the slain. For if I only can skedaddle... I'll come home again."

Cross references


  1. Silber-CivWar, p. 14, "Farewell, Mother" (1 text, tune referenced)
  2. DT, JSTBATT2*
  3. Roud #4263
  4. BI, SCW14