Collected by Karl T. Gosnell Sung by George Davis
For Mary C. Parler Russellville, Arkansas
Transcribed by Frances Majors November 8, 1953
Reel 271, Item 23
A Civil War Song (Southern Army)
Jack Davis rides a milk-white steed,
Old Lincoln rides a mule;
Jack Davis is our president,
Old Lincoln is a fool.
Oh, John Brown's dead And the last word he said,
"Don't keep me here remaining."
They laid him on the slope And they dropped him on a rope,
And swung him in the Southern Land of Canaan.
It's oh me, oh my,
Sun of the succession is a-shining;
Never mind the weather,
It's over double trouble;
I'm heading for the Southern Land of Canaan!
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