sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Buttermilk Hill

I hope that you all enjoy the Independence Day holiday, while remembering that freedom is only held at great cost. There are many patriotic songs, but I like this one. So I share it with you now.


There she sits on Buttermilk Hill
Oh, who could blame her cryin' her fill
Every tear would turn a mill
Jonny has gone for a soldier

Me-oh-my she loved him so
It broke her heart just to see him go
Only time will heal her woe
Johnny has gone for a soldier

She sold her rock and she sold her reel
She sold her only spinning wheel
To buy her love a sword of steel
Johnny has gone for a soldier

She'll dye her dress, she'll dye it red
And in the streets go begging for bread
The one she loves from her has fled
Johnny has gone for a soldier

7 comments:

  1. That is an outstanding one, thanks!

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  2. Heard that years ago; The Clancy Brothers - fine Irish lads.

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    1. This was James Taylor. He always does a good job.

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  3. Good song. Have a fantastic July 4th holiday.

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    1. Thank you Teresa. And God bless America. (I'm glad that we can still say that)

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