Happy Land of Canaan No. 5
Happy Land of Canaan. No. 5
You may talk about de times,
But jes listen to my rhymes,
It brings to you de news accordin’
It tells you how to catch
Old Jeff and Beauregard,
And fotch ’em to de happy land of Canaan.
Oh de Rebels dey can blow.
As all ob you may know,
Kase dey beat us at de battle of Bull Run
But when we come on dem again,
We shall show dem some fun,
And bring dem to de happy land of Canaan.
Oh white folks I spose you read,
’Bout old Jeff and his white steed,
Dat was seen in dat engagement;
Says a Union Volunteer,
Oh I’d like to pop him dere,
And squash him to de happy land of Canaan.
Oh de Fire Zouaves were dere,
Dey made de black horse Cavalry stare,
De way dey fought on dat occasion
Dey made dem open dere eyes,
And look in great surprise,
And wish dey were in de happy land of Canaan