My brave lad sleeps in his faded coat of blue
In a lone silent grave lies a heart that beat so true
He fell faint and hungry among the famous(?) brave
And they laid him sad and lonely within his nameless grave

He cried, "Give me water and just one little crumb,
And my mother, she will bless you in the many days to come
Go and tell my dear sister, so gentle and so true,
That I'll meet her up in Heaven, in my faded coat of blue."

No more the bugle calls the weary one
Rest, lonely spirits, in the grave unknown
I'll know you and find you among the good and true
When the robe of white is given for the faded coat of blue

Long long years have vanished and though he comes no more
Yet my anxious heart will start with each footfall at my door
I gazed o'er the hilltops where he waved his last adieu
But no gallant lad I see in his faded coat of blue

No more the bugle calls the weary one
Rest, lonely spirits, in the grave unknown
I'll know you and find you among the good and true
When the robe of white is given for the faded coat of blue


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