Sour Apple Tree

A. W. AUNER, Song Publisher, N. E. Cor. 11th, & Market, Philada

Sour Apple Tree.

The Yankee boys have caught him, The Traitor, Old Jeff D!
I wonder if they’ll hang him To the “Sour Apple Tree!”
Don’t you think it will be right? And justice, I declare!
To hang him up “to dry,” my boys, And dangle in the air!
The Yankee boys have caught him, The Traitor, Old Jeff D!
I wonder if they’ll hang him On the “Sour Apple Tree!”

O, when our Soldiers found him, I’ll be he did “look rich”
With the “petticoats” around him As he stood in the “last ditch!”
Old Jeff, he wasn’t wise With “boots” on! don’t’ you see!
It was a splendid sight, I’m sure, Such “Southern chivalry!”
The Yankee boys have caught him, The traitor, old Jeff D!
I wonder if they’ll hang him On the “Sour Apple Tree!”

Now if they hang him it will be A moral lesson taught
To those who might in future time Like him be evil fraught,
Some think it will be right, Whatever it may be,
I really think they’ll hang him To the “Sour Apple Tree!”
The Yankee boys have caught him The traitor, old Jeff D!”
I wonder if they’ll hang him On the “Sour Apple Tree!”

OLIVER DITSON & CO., Music Publishers,277 Washington Street, Boston, Mass.

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