The Lonesome Sisters

 

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This 1880's song was a poem about the Civil War published in both
Northern and Southern newspapers with a different titles to
reflect the area. It was first recorded in the 1920's and
is a touching story of two friends on the battlefield.

Blue Eyed Boston Boy (LYRICS)
He was just a blue eyed Boston boy
His voice was low with pain
I'll do your bidding comrade mine
If I ride back again
But if you ride back and I should fall
You'll do as much for me
My mother at home is awaiting the news
So write her tenderly

She’s waiting at home like a patient saint
Her pale face filled with woe
Her heart will be broken when I am dead
I'll see her soon I know
Just then the order came to charge
For a moment hand touched hand
Thet answered "aye" and on they rode
That brave and devoted band

Straight way was the course to the top of the hill
The rebels they shot and shell
Ploughed furrows of death in the toiling ranks
And guarded them as the fell
There soon came a horrible dying sound
From the heights they could not gain
And those that doom and death had spared
Rose slowly back again

But among the dead at the top of the hill
Was the boy with the golden hair
The tall dark man that rode by his side
was dead beside him there
There was no one to write to his blue eyed girl
The words that her lover had said
While mother at home is awaiting the news
She'll only know he's dead

The Lonesome Sisters Lyrics
Sarah Hawker & Debra Clifford
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