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"mcclellan's retreat"

 

'Twas at Mechanicsville,

As the balls began to fly,

McClellan wheeled about,

And changed his battle cry.

Chorus

Away from Richmond; down

To your gun-boats, run boys run,

Never mind your haversack,

Never mind you gun,

This fightin' o' the rebels

Is anything but fun.

2.

Longstreet's in your center,

Jackson's in your rear,

On the right and left,

Those fighting Hills appear.

3.

Virginia is charging

O'er the swamp and field,

Georgia is a coming

With her death dealing steel.

4.

South Carolina sand-lappers

Will ride you on a rail,

North Carolina tar-heels

Are on your trail

5.

The Florida boys

Are hunting through the brush,

The Mississippi rifles

Are charging with a rush.

6.

Arkansas and Tennessee

Are on us with a whoop,

The Alabama rebels

Will get us in the loop.

  7.

Louisiana Legions-

"Picayune Butler" is their cry,

Hood's ragged Texans

Are bound to win or die.

8.

Lincoln is a humbug,

McClellan is a fool.

Seward is a liar

of the Horace Greeley school.

 

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