The New Skedaddle Song
The music of this song can be obtained ofROOT &CADY. Music-Publishers, 95 Clark Street, Chicago.
The new Skedaddle Song.
I’ll sing you now de last new song
I heard down in Secessia;
I’ll change de words a little mite,
And hope day won’t distress you:
‘Twas Gen’ral Price fus’ pitched de tune,
“Ole Ben” struck in sonorous,
While Bragg and Polk took up de strain,
And all jined in de chorus.
Dey Rebels, dey am hunky boys,
Quite fond of time and rhyme, sah!
Dey sing dis one to double-quick,
While toes and heels keep time, sah!
De darkies, too, dey lub to sing,
And so be in de fashion;
De way dey promulgate dis ting:
Skedaddle ! am a passion.
Secesh and Contrabands unite,
Like brodders all before us:
Dough one go Souf, de oder Norf,
’Tis all to dis same chorus;
De locomotives cotch de tune,
De steamboat as dey paddle,
And keep dar wheels a goin’ round,
To dis same tune: Skedaddle!
Jeff Davis wants to learn de song,
De Richmond papers tell us;
But dar’s no music in his soul:
I know dey re trying to sell us.
Den, darkies run, and darkies sing:
Skedaddle ! am de chorus:
We’ll neber fear. Bt always keep
De Norf-Star right before us.
H. DE MARSAN. DEALER IN SONGS TOY-BOOKS &C. No. 54 CHATHAM. N. Y.