Jeff Davis and His Uncle

Embed

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.

Item Information help

blog comments powered by Disqus
Help Improve Our Site

Please take one minute to fill out our brief survey. Your feedback will help us improve Duke Digital Collections.

Thanks!