Parody On Mother, I've Come Home to Die


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Parody on Mother, i’ve comd home to die.

Dear Mother, I remember well
“That nice young gal from New Jersey”
She said “Oh kiss but never tell!”
“How are you, black horse cavalry?”
“Then let me like a soldier fall,”
“When the swallows homeward fly;”
“Come landlord fill the flowing bowl”
“Dear Mother, I’ve come home to die.”

“Oh, hark! I hear an angel sing”
“I’ll be free and easy still,”
“My love he is a sailor boy,”
With “The sword of Bunker-Hill.”
Oh “Happy happy be thy dreams,”
When you’re “Coming thro’ the rye;”
“I wish I was in Dixie’s land”
“Dear Mother, I’ve come home to die.”

“Dear Tom,” “’Twas my grand-ma’s advice”
“Don’t ever fly your kite too high;”
“I’m over young to marry yet”
“Says the spider to the fly.”
“We met by chance” at “Donoybrook fair”
Where “No Irish need apply:”
“I dream’t I dwelt in marble halls”
“Dear Mother I’ve come home to die.”

“Yes dearest I will love thee more,”
“I’ll hang my harp on a willow tree,”
“Our Billy was a butcher boy,”
And “Sally is the gal for me.”
“A dainty plant’s the ivy green”
“Then comrades raise your banners high;”
“I wish I had a fat contract,”
“Dear Mother, I’ve come home to die.”

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