Was My Brother in the Battle!


H. DEMARSAN, Publisher of Songs, Ballad’s toy books, &c. No. 54, Chatham Street, N. Y.

Was My Brother In The Battle!

Tell me, tell me, weary soldier,
From the rude and stirring wars,
Was my brother in the battle,
Where you gained those noble scars?
He was ever brave and valiant,
And I know he never fled.
Was him name among the wounded,
Or numbered with the dead?
Was my brother in the battle,
When the tide of war raged high?
You would know him, in a thousand,
By his dark and flashing eye.

Was my brother in the battle,
When the noble Highland host
Were so wrongfully outnumbered,
On the Carolina coast?
Did he struggle for the Union,
’Mid the thunder and the rain,
Till he fell, among the brave,
On a bleak Virginia plain?
Oh! I’m sure that he was dauntless,
And his courage ne’er would lag,
While contending for the honor
Of our dear and cherished Flag.

Was my brother in the battle,
When the Flag of Erin came
To the rescue of our Banner,
And protection of our Fame?
While the fleet, from off the waters,
Poured out terror and dismay,
Till the bold and erring foe
Fell like leaves in Autumn days?
When the bugle called to battle,
And the cannon deeply roared.
Oh! I wish I could have seen him
Draw his sharp and glittering sword!

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