My Sweet Wife, My Sallie
Published by Cha Magnus, 12 Frankfort St., N.Y
My Sweet Wife, My Sallie.
The night is dark—the bitter wind,
Across the plain is sweeping
And I am marching to and fro
My anxious watches keeping—
I think upon the lov’d ones far
Within my Northern Valley—
My father—mother—sister dear
And my sweet wife—my Sallie!”
The cottage hearth—the cheerful fire—
The household sweet communion—
All these I left behind to fight
To help preserve our UNION!
I lov’d my home—but oh! I left
At duty’s call our valley—
But I’ll return when Peace is won
To my sweet wife—my Sallie.
My pretty wife!—I see her now
Her little Babe caressing,
And whispering its father’s name
As she bestow’s a blessing!
She knows I would be by her side
Contented in our valley,
But oh! a woman’s patriot heart
Has my sweet wife—my Sallie.
But by and by when Victory’s won—
How sweet ‘twill be recounting
To her the battles I have fought
On plain—and road and mountain—
Then, not around the camp-fire’s blaze,
But by the hearth we’ll rally
And I shall clasp my bonny boy
And my sweet wife—my Sallie!
500 Illustrated Ballads, lithographed and printed by CHARLES MAGNUS, No. 12 Frankfort Street, New York. Branch Office: No. 520 7th St., Washington, D.C.