For Bales

Traditional


As some of you may know, my area of interest is Civil War period music. Thought I would share this one. This is a Confederate song that was an adaptation of the Yankee marching song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home". There is a neat little story behind the lyrics which I would be happy to share with anyone interested. You can reach me at CSACavalier@aol.com. Steve Chords: Em G Em G D (Em) We all went down to New Orleans For (G) bales, for bales (Em) We all went down to New Orleans For (G) bales, says I We all went down to New Orleans To (D) get a glimpse behind the scenes We'll (G) all (D) drink (G) stone (D) blind (Em) Johnny fill up the bowl. We thought when we got in the Ring For bales, for bales We thought when we got in the Ring For bales, says I We thought when we got in the Ring Greenbacks would be a dead sure thing We all drank stone blind Johnny fill up the bowl. Our Ring went up with baggage and rope For bales, for bales Upon the Blackhawk with baggage and rope For bales, says I
Up Red River with baggage and rope Looking to make a ton of soap And we'll all drink stone blind Johnny fill up the bowl. But Taylor and Smith with ragged ranks For bales, for bales But Taylor and Smith with ragged ranks For bales, says I Taylor and Smith with ragged ranks Burned up the cotton and whipped ole Banks And we all drank stone blind Johnny fill up the bowl. Our Ring came back and cursed and swore For bales, for bales Our Ring came back and cursed and swore For bales, says I Our Ring came back and cursed and swore We got no cotton at Grand Ecore And we all drank stone blind Johnny fill up the bowl. Now let us all give praise and thanks For bales, for bales Now let us all give praise and thanks For bales, says I Let us all give praise and thanks For the victory won by General Banks And we all drink stone blind Johnny fill up the bowl.








































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