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Luther
left at first light Friday morning 

Little;Dan and Becky wave good-bye 

They're;gonna have to share the weight together 

Idle;hands will see a good farm slowly die Gone.

to Shiloh for the Union Shoulder
to shoulder side, by side 

Gone;to Shiloh hope, springs eternal
 When;
flags and bullets start to fly April's

come and the air smells fresh with rain
 They;
watched his shadow fade around the bend He's
headed for a different kind of thunder
 And;
the stunned surprise in the eyes of dying men Gone

to Shiloh for the Union
 Shoulder;
to shoulder side, by side
 Gone;
to Shiloh time, passes slowly
 When;
flags and bullets start to fly The

old black rooster singin' down that dirt road 

His;steps seem bold his, manner fancy free 

I;pray we see him alive and well in the fall here Than
that Godforsaken place in Tennessee Gone

to Shiloh for the Union 

Shoulder;to shoulder side, by side 

Gone;to Shiloh men, stand united 

When;flags and bullets start to fly After

all this if, we should prevail 

Heaven;help the South
 When;
Sherman comes their way




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    UnregisteredSep 4, 2012 at 11:14 am
    One of the most emotive songs that speaks and breathes the sadness of the american civil war. The cadence is a funeral and marching dirge.
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    ranchosandAug 14, 2011 at 11:43 pm
    The Union CD is an _amazing body of work. The DVD that came with it was disappointed. It was only a short infomercial. Did I mention "short"? ;-) For the $25 spent I hoped for a longer video with at least one complete performance. Oh well, thank god for YouTube!!!
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    aussiepizzaApr 30, 2011 at 11:00 am
    I would say this is a song about.. The Civil War. Fantastic album laced with Americana. Its about a farmer who goes to Shiloh - to fight for The Union- but the result may not be as simple or as sweet as any would hope. Excellent song. Brilliant album

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