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J W Myers - Just Before The Battle Mother - Civil War Song

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Published on Dec 28, 2008

United Record A329, record was recorded by Columbia with same matrix number. This record was recorded in Jan. 1904

John W. Myers was arguably the leading baritone balladeer in the first decade of commercial recordings. He worked regularly from the early 1890s to 1904 or so,after which his output drops off dramatically.

George Frederick Root (30 August 1820 6 August 1895) was an American songwriter, who found particular fame during the American Civil War. Just before the Battle, Mother was a popular song during the American Civil War, particularly among troops in the Union Army.

Lyrics

Just before the battle, mother,
I am thinking most of you,
While upon the field we're watching
With the enemy in view.
Comrades brave are 'round me lying,
Filled with thoughts of home and God
For well they know that on the morrow,
Some will sleep beneath the sod.

CHORUS:
Farewell, mother, you may never
Press me to your heart again,
But, oh, you'll not forget me, mother,
If I'm numbered with the slain.

Oh, I long to see you, mother,
And the loving ones at home,
But I'll never leave our banner,
Till in honor I can come.
Tell the traitors all around you
That their cruel words we know,
In every battle kill our soldiers
By the help they give the foe.

CHORUS:
Farewell, mother, you may never
Press me to your heart again,
But, oh, you'll not forget me, mother,
If I'm numbered with the slain.

Hark! I hear the bugles sounding,
'Tis the signal for the fight,
Now, may God protect us, mother,
As He ever does the right.
Hear the "Battle-Cry of Freedom,"
How it swells upon the air,
Oh, yes, we'll rally 'round the standard,
Or we'll perish nobly there.

CHORUS:
Farewell, mother, you may never
Press me to your heart again,
But, oh, you'll not forget me, mother,
If I'm numbered with the slain.

Lyrics are in the public domain.

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