Sherman's Bonny Boys in Blue
J. MARSH’S MUSIC STORE, No. 1029 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
Sherman’s Bonny Boys In Blue Song and chorus by
Hail, glorious chief! the country’s pride,
For victory follows thee;
Thy fame is spreading far and wide,
Great chieftain of the free!
The bravest army in the world
Is being led by you,
And freedom’s banner is unfurled
By Bonny Boys in Blue.
On Shiloh’s bloody battle-field,
He met old Beauregard,
Who found that Sherman would not yield,
And took it very hard;
He’d water horse in Tennessee,
That’s what he said he’d do;
But found Brave Sherman in the way,
With Bonny Boys in Blue.
And when the Rebs on Vicksburg’s heights
Were all corralled by Grant,
Joe Johnston thought he’d give us fits,
But Sherman said, “You can’t,”
Joe Johnston found there were some things
That he could never do;
He has to run when Sherman brings
His Bonny Boys in Blue.
On Mission Ridge we met the foe,
With Thomas and with Grant,
And on that glorious field, you know,
Our banners they did plant.
Old Bragg and all his army fled—
What else could Braxton do?—
When Grant and Sherman nobly led
They Bonny Boys in Blue.
Atlanta next was Sherman’s aim,
Though Dalton blocked the way;
But flanking was the kind of game
That Sherman knew would pay.
Joe Johnston found that to retreat
Was all the way to do;
For it was dangerous to meet
The Bonny Boys in Blue.
From Dalton down to Kennesaw
Joe Johnston did retreat;
From there he found he must withdraw
Or meet a sore defeat.
And when within Atlanta’s walls,
Says Hood, “I’ll show you, Joe,
That Sherman soon before me falls,
And all his Boys in Blue.”
Says Hood, “I’ll try the flanking game;”
But he didn’t make it pay:
For Thomas brought old Hood to shame,
While Sherman went his way.
Down through Georgia Sherman went,
Cut Rebeldom in two,
And in Savannah pitched his tent,
With all his Boys in Blue.
For General Sherman, then we’ll shout,
And Charleston next must fall:
The Boys in Blue will clean them out,
Old Beauregard and all.
This base rebellion soon will end,
The bottoms falling through:
Hurrah for General Sherman then,
And Bonny Boys in Blue.
A. W. AUNER, SONG PUBLISHER, N. E. cor. 11th &Market Sts., Phila. Pa.