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FOR DIXIE AND UNCLE SAM (Music: Ernest R. Ball / Lyrics: J. Keirn Brennan) Nora Bayes - 1916 Ernest R. Ball & The Peerless Quartet - 1916 George Ballard - 1916 Columbia Quartet - 1916 In Maryland, in Maryland Lives a mother old and grey Alone she stands and waves her hand To her boy who is going away She said, I'm proud, young man Of your uniform of tan Of the sword that you carry, too I've watched it twice before Go bravely off to war For the Grey and then for the Blue Your Granddad fought in the War of Sixty-One And he wore a suit of grey Your Father, too, in a uniform of blue Off to Cuba sailed away One wore the grey and the other the blue But the blood of both's in you And I'm giving you up to Old Glory, But I'm mighty proud that I am You're all I've got, but be Johnny on the spot For Dixie and Uncle Sam Though far away, the boy each day As the western sun goes down He mails a note he proudly wrote In a tent near a far border town And says, "Dear mother mine When the word goes down the line To get ready the foe is near The danger's in the air I reckon I'll be there, As your words still ring in my ear" Your Granddad fought in the War of Sixty-One And he wore a suit of grey Your Father, too, in a uniform of blue Off to Cuba sailed away One wore the grey and the other the blue But the blood of both's in you And I'm giving you up to Old Glory, But I'm mighty proud that I am You're all I've got, but be Johnny on the spot For Dixie and Uncle Sam (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - February 2016)

    


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