Jeff Davis and His Uncle

Jeff davis and his uncle.

I’ll tell you of a story that happened in its day.
Davis tried to whip his Uncle, but found it wouldn’t pay;
He tried to whip his Uncle, and I’ll tell you the reason why:
He hadn’t the courage for to Root Hog or Die.

The first time we met the rebels, ’twas on a gay rough road;
They tried to turn us back again, but couldn’t make it good;
They tried to turn us back again, and I’ll tell you the reason why:
”Twas a hazardous experiment to Root Hog or Die.

The next time we met the rebels, they tried it on again;
They commenced their shooting, and got little for their pains;
They commenced their shooting, and I’ll tell you the reason why:
They tried to turn us home again for to Root Hog or Die.

Now all, you foolish rebels, take the President’s advice:
Vamose from those diggings, and save your necks at any price;
Vamose from those diggings, and I’ll tell you the reason why:
For ropes and trees are plenty for to Root Hog or Die.

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