"Battle of Bull Run" as written by and Payne....
The sun shown bright and clear that day
We all left Washington
To lick the Rebel boys in grey
At the Battle of Bull Run
They came from Pennsylvania and some from Maryland
To see the Rebel boys get spanked by Honest Abe's broad hand

We said we'll run â??em to Atlanta and to Galveston Bay
But they ran us back to Washington and Philadelphia
And Philadelphia

The ladies wore their brightest shawls
The gentlemen were gay
They came to see their Yankee boys WHIP old Virginia
I held my momma's hand and skipped
When a soldier said to me
Would you rather have Jeff Davis' hat or the sword of Bobbie Lee

We said we'll run â??em to Atlanta and to Galveston Bay
But they ran us back to Washington and Philadelphia
And Philadelphia

And then the general doffed his hat and said let's rest a spell
Before the first and we all heard that awful rebel yell
The waters of Manasas creek became a ruby red
Many a Reb and Yankee boy lay in the willows dead

We said we'll run â??em to Atlanta and to Galveston Bay
But they ran us back to Washington and Philadelphia
And Philadelphia

A fight locked in the jest of time too horrible to tell
Virginny's true green countryside became a lake of hell
Don't count your chicks before they're hatched
Or you'll work until it's done
Remember yes remember long the Battle of Bull Run

We said we'll run â??em to Atlanta and to Galveston Bay
But they ran us back to Washington and Philadelphia
And Philadelphia


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    General CommentWell VampedVixen,......what a user name!

    Thank you for the recent addition. I haven't looked. Could be they're all yours.

    What does this song mean to me? Well! That it's another example of America's need for a US Navy ship namesaked the USS Johnny Horton!

    I hope to see the History Channel do a follow the bouncing dot for a sing along for an entire hour,......two hours!!

    Thanks Mrs. wild name

    Cody
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