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Broadside ballad entitled 'New Year's Song. Comrades, Comrades'
This Popular Song can always be had at the Poet's Box.
We from childhood played together,
My dear comrade Jack and I;
To each other's aid we'd fly.
You would find us everywhere,
Nought could part us, for we were,
Comrades, comrades, ever since we were boys
whate'er might betide,
there by my side.
When just budding into manhood,
I yearned for a soldier's life;
Longing for the battle's strife.
'Neath the Red, the White and Blue,
If you go, then I'll go too.
I enlisted, Jack came with me,
And ups and downs we shared;
But at length war was declared.
We were ordered to the front;
Had to bear the battle's brunt,
In the night the savage foemen
Crept around us as we lay,
Back to back we stood at bay.
Aimed his spear like lightning's dart,
And received it in his heart.
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Probable period of publication:
1880-1900 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(32b)