“John T. Williams”


"Come all you jolly soldiers, I'll sing to you a song... Concerning my troubles... And how I got around them." "With a bottle of good whiskey I put the guard to sleep." The escaped rebel flees south, apparently making it back to Confederate lines


Though perhaps based on a historical incident, this of course is built around older materials. Thomas's informant, "Rebel Jack," claimed John T. Williams was his captain, but while he offered many details about Confederate army life, I failed to notice any documentation of the regiment in which Jack served. - RBW


  • cf. "James MacDonald" [Laws P38]


  1. Thomas-Makin', pp. 74-78, (no title) (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, ThBa074


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Thomas)
Found in: US(Ap)