Taking Up Quarters
Chas. Magnus, 12 Frankfort St. N.Y. View of the City of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Taking up Quarters.
SOLDIERS are coming, good people, be gay!
Singing we greet ye—hurrah—sa—sa—sa!
Take up our quarters so gleesome with you.
Strengthening fare and a welcoming glance,
More than rare dainties, our pleasures enhance;
“Health to the soldier, and health to our land.”
Freemen are merry, are ready and right,
Gallant to maidens, and keen in the fight;
True word they love, and a boisterous song.
Maidens I warn ye, your hearts guard aright,
Love oft steals in like a thief in the night!
Many a tearful eye follows our track.
Home hath the soldier none where he may rest;
Here he’s to-day, there to-morrow a guest;—
To our last head quarters bids us away.
500 Illustrated Ballads, lithographed and printed by CHARLES MAGNUS, No. 12 Frankfort Street, New YorkBranch Office: No. 520 7th St., Washington, D. O.