Listen to the song

To Fight for Uncle Abe

Way down in old Virginie
I suppose you all do know
They have tried to bust the Union
But they find it is no go
The yankee boys are starting out
The Union for to save
And We're marching down to Washington
to fight for Uncle Abe.

Rip Rap, Flip Flap
Strap your knapsacks on your back
For we're a gwaing to Washington
to fight for Uncle Abe

There is General Grant at Vicksburg
Just see what he has done
He has taken 60 cannon
and made the rebels run
And next he will take Richmond
I'll bet you half a dollar
And If he catches General Johnson
Oh won't he make him holler.


The season now is coming
when the roads begin to dry.
Soon the army of Potomac 
will make the rebels fly.
For General (MacClellen, Hooker,
Meade, Grant) he's the man 
The Union for to save.
Oh Hail Columbia's right side up
and so's your Uncle Abe.


You may talk of southern chivalry
and cotton being king.
But I guess before the war is done
you'll think another thing.
They say that recognition will 
the rebel country save
But Johnny Bull and Mister France
are fraid of Uncle Abe.



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