“Ha, Ha, Ha”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1917 (Cecil Sharp collection)
Keywords: army Civilwar clothes nonballad nonsense children lover soldier
Found in: US(Ap)

Description

Refrain: "Ha, Ha, Ha! Don't you hear me now?/The Black horse calverns are coming...." Verse: "When the war is ended the boys will see their fun/They'll march through the South with their ladies... And I'll raise me some little Union babies"

Long description

Refrain: "Ha, Ha, Ha! Don't you hear me now?/The Black horse calverns are coming/The ladies in the town, they think they're mighty gown/The hoopskirts they are a-flowing/It takes 40 yards of alapac to cover up the hoops/and to cover up the happy land of money." Verse: "When the war is ended the boys will see their fun/They'll march through the South with their ladies/I'll march mine through some Southern Union clime/And I'll raise me some little Union babies"

Notes

Eat your heart out, Uncle Dave. - PJS

Historical references

References

  1. SharpAp 150, "Ha, Ha, Ha" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3638
  3. BI, ShAp2150