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Saturday, May 11, 2013

TAKE YOUR GUN AND GO, JOHN - 1862 - Tom Roush - YouTube

Although growing up in Maine and having ancestors that came on the Mayflower and served in the F&I and Rev Wars, I am grateful I had none on the wrong side of the "civil" war.

Published on Nov 17, 2012
Published in 1862, this song portrays a woman who is willing to take on the hardships of a farm while her husband wants to volunteer to fight for the Union. The song was somewhat popular in the New England states and is rarely heard today.

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