Young Johnny (Off to War)


My body’s blistered from the sun
Best friend I got is daddy’s old gun
The only thing I brought along
Oh dear lord, please keep me strong

Back on the march with General Lee
Honest Abe, set the slaves free
The bullets fly from all around
Only takes one to go in the ground

I’m sorry mama, I tried my best
But I got captured with all the rest
A worse Hell than what I’d known
Oh dear lord, don’t let me die alone.

Copyright © Drew Martin 2017


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