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" In the prison cell I sit, Thinking, Mother dear, of you, And our bright and happy home so far away, And the tears they fill my eyes Spite of all that I can do, Tho' I try to cheer my comrades and be gay. "
The Trumpets of Jericho:: A Romantic Novel About Bands and Musicians in the ... - Page 77
by Victor H. Thompson - 2005 - 336 pages
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The Story of a Musical Life: An Autobiography

George Frederick Root - Composers - 1891 - 256 pages
...— ^ — * — 5 — * • • ~| J • * — * • < — J— — h — $ — V y 1 +/*•*>' tears they fill my eyes Spite of all that I can do, fore we reached their lines They were beaten back dismayed hoi-low eye grows bright, And the poor heart...
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War and American Popular Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia

M. Paul Holsinger - History - 1999 - 479 pages
...Root and Cady, "Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! or The Prisoner's Hope" expresses a Yankee captive's feelings: In the prison cell I sit, thinking mother dear, of you And the bright and happy home so far away And the tears they fill my eyes, spite of all that I can do Though...
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The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

David J Eicher - History - 2002 - 992 pages
...resonated throughout the home front and on the march during the year, despite its syrupy sentimentality. "In the prison cell I sit/ Thinking, mother dear,...can do/ Tho' I try to cheer my comrades and be gay/ Tramp ! Tramp ! Tramp ! the boys are marching/ Cheer up comrades they will come/ And beneath the starry...
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Civil War Songs and Ballads for Guitar

Jerry Silverman - Music - 2001 - 159 pages
...Think- ing moth- er, dear of you, And our bright and hap- py home so far aJ J'j * JJ D A7 D7 way; And the tears, they fill my eyes, 'Spite of all that I can do, Tho' I f 3= rr i im D D7 G Chorus try to cheer mycom- rades and be gay. Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are...
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Songs and Stories of the Civil War

Jerry Silverman - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 96 pages
...to create songs that have endured and have become enshrined in the history of that tragic conflict. In the prison cell I sit, Thinking, mother, dear,...can do, 'Tho I try to cheer my comrades and be gay. Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are marching, Cheer up, comrades, they will come, And beneath the starry...
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Songs and Stories of the Civil War

Jerry Silverman - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 96 pages
...to create songs that have endured and have become enshrined in the history of that tragic conflict. In the prison cell I sit, Thinking, mother, dear,...And the tears they fill my eyes , 'Spite of all that 1 can do, 'Tho I try to cheer my comrades and be gay. Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are marching, Cheer...
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Bugle Resounding: Music and Musicians of the Civil War Era

Bruce C. Kelley, Mark A. Snell - History - 2004 - 272 pages
...Root but was later adapted by the Confederates, who added a "little sister" in the fifth verse. 1. In the prison cell I sit, Thinking, mother, dear, of you, And our bright and happy home so far away, 2. George F. Root, "Just after the Battle," in Silber, Songs, 154-56. And the tears they fill my eyes...
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The American Civil War: An Anthology of Essential Writings

Ian Frederick Finseth - History - 2006 - 629 pages
...gay, When Johnny comes marching home. George R Root TRAMP! TRAMP! TRAMP! (THE PRISONER'S HOPE) (1863) In the prison cell I sit, Thinking, Mother dear, of...can do, Tho' I try to cheer my comrades and be gay. [Chorus:] Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are marching, Cheer up comrades, they will come, And beneath...
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Memorial Day

Robert Haven Schauffler - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 360 pages
...pleasure or in painr I still may have the countersign. (Southern.) TRAMP, TRAMP, TRAMP BY GEORGE F. ROOT In the prison cell I sit, Thinking, mother dear, of...tears they fill my eyes, Spite of all that I can do, Though I try to cheer my comrades and be gay. Chorus. Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are marching, Oh,...
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Flag Day; Its History

Robert Haven Schauffler - Flag Day - 1912 - 219 pages
...there's life in a heart, And then trust to the next generation. TRAMP, TRAMP, TRAMP BY GEORGE F. ROOT IN the prison cell, I sit, Thinking, mother dear,...tears they fill my eyes, Spite of all that I can do, Though I try to cheer my comrades and be gay. CHORUS. Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are marching, Oh,...
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