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Steven G. Miller
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« on: June 21, 2012, 08:07:39 PM »

“Composed on Seeing Mrs. Surratt Hung, 1865

“In Washington city,
  A woman to be hung,
A melancholy ditty
  To be said or sung.

“A woman to be strangled,
  The Yankees standing by,
They see her body mangled.
  But lift no voice on high.

“A brave and warlike nation
Now vents its fiendish spite;
A worth demonstration,
  A noble gallant sight.

“All ready for to banging,
  Bullets, steel or lead,
Brave fellows at the hanging.
To see a woman dead.

“Revealing in slaughters,
  The Yankees’ deep disgrace,
Crushing freedom’s daughters –
  Oh, what a manly race!”

Blackwell, Robert. Original acrostics, on some of the southern states, Confederate generals and various other persons and things. St. Louis: Published for the author at Southwestern Book and Pub. Co., 1869
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 08:24:33 PM »

I swear that could be sung to the tune of Davey Crockett!

Try it!

"It was a walking graveyard"
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