“When the Rebels Come A-Marchin' (The Turncoat Piece)”


"When the rebels come a-marchin' I'm a Southern man, And I feed their horses my best. When the Yankees come a-marchin' I'm a Northern man, And I feed their horses what the rebels left." The singer describes how he cooperates with both sides


Collected in Kentucky, where sentiments of course were split at the time of the Civil War and where both sides occasionally were in control. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Thomas-Makin', p. 68, (no title) (1 text)
  2. BI, ThBa068


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