“Civil War Song”


"You good folks don't scarcely know What we poor soldiers undergo... To defend our country from all harms." The singer described early drill, "lean and tough" beef, etc. The singer gives his name as A. T. Hyte, who wrote the song while on picket in winter


  1. Hudson 115, p. 257, "Civil War Song" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4499
  3. BI, Hud115


Author: Credited in the lyrics to A. T. Hyte (Hiatt?)
Earliest date: 1936 (Hudson)
Found in: US(So)