How Are You? Conscript!!

CASH PAID FOR OLD BOOKS, AT THE CHEAP BOOK STAND, Delaware Avenue, bel. Market St. Philadelphia.

How are You? Conscript!! Hop de Doodle Doo.

How are you Conscript, hop de doodle doo,
How are you Conscript, hop de doodle doo,
How are you Conscript, you thought it mighty clever,
To pay three hundred dollars, and to go to war no never,
What’s the matter Conscript, what’s the matter Sir,
What’s the matter Conscript, of the war you thin you’re clear,
You have paid a poor Substitute, and cut a mighty figure,
You go it with a high horse, but fear to pull a trigger,

How are you Conscript, hop de doodle doo,
How are you Conscript, hop de doodle doo,
How are you Conscript, perhaps you think it right,
To send to war a Substitute, and you not have to fight.
How are you Conscript, have you won the feather,
Or is it so as I have heard, you do not like bad weather,
But it may be that catching thing, some call the bullet fever,
If so a coward’s grave is yours, when this war is over.

How are you Conscript, hop de doodle doo,
How are you Conscript, hop de doodle doo,
How are you Conscript, are you for Union ever,
Or, rather than to go and fight, you’d let Jeff Davis sever.
What’s the matter Conscript, are you for Lincoln Abby,
How is it Conscript then you act so’ nation shabby,
Both conscript and Substitute alike are in an evil,
In many cases both cry out, the Union to the devil.

O how are you Book man, hop de doodle doo,
How are you Book man on Delaware Avenue,
How are you Book man, we often have been told,
Old Books you buy from Conscripts, and pay for them in gold.
Sure to pay in Greenbacks, then only come and see,
Your old books send by cart-loads, and dump them down to me,
Old Books I buy, old books I sell as fast as they come to hand,
And when my fortune I have made, I’ll close my old Book-stand.

Item Information help

  • Item ID
    bsvg100334
  • DCMI Type
    Still Image
  • Title
  • Creator
    Felix, Don
  • Illustrated
  • Extent
    21.5 cm x 12.5 cm
  • Genre
    broadsides
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