Joe Hooker is our leader
he takes his whiskey strong
but Lee got in his head
and made him sing this song

singing
there I was
here I go
outta my way
you're too damn slow

They say he got knocked out
by a cannonball
and 'twas brandy that revived him
and again made him fall

singing
there I was
here I go
outta my way
you're too damn slow

Stonewall turned our flank
and the Dutchmen turned and fled
I borrowed a dead man's canteen
but the water was all red

Gave as good as we got
and again we're on our way
back to where we started
to retreat another day

Knit another name
in that damned battle flag
Chancellorsville can go to hell
I'll get to heaven stag

singing
there I was
here I go
outta my way
you're too damn slow

throw dirt on the dead men
give the wounded men some air
toss 'em some hard tack
and leave them lying there

Chancellorsville
I've had my fill
if you don't do it
then someone will
too old to march
too young to die
I'm only sorry
that I can't fly


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Chancellorsville song meanings
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