Thursday, April 9, 2015

Erica Writes Poetry: Let's sing a ballad!

This seems like an appropriate day for posting my little ballad...

besides everyone knows the war never ended in the South, that's why we're all crazy there


The Ballad of Hanging Rock

There was a battle at Hanging Rock
Down in old Virginia
Yankees and Rebels together fought
Way down in old Virginia

Hunter was running for the west
Down in old Virginia
But Jubal Early gave him no rest
Way down in old Virginia

The battle was long and the battle was fierce
Down in old Virginia
Hunter’s men were sorely pierced
Way down in old Virginia

They fled across the Appalachians
Down in old Virginia
They fled the rock in great chagrin
Way down in old Virginia

They tried to burn the county courthouse
Down in old Virginia
But Hunter made them move on out
Way down in old Virginia

Potts’ Mountain would prove fatal
Down in old Virginia
Seven hundred horses fell like cattle
Way down in old Virginia

We still remember Hunter’s Raid
Down in old Virginia
As we relax in the courthouse shade
Way down in old Virginia

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