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JOHNNY REB

You fought all the way Johnny Reb Johnny Reb
You fought all the way Johnny Reb

Saw you a marchin' with Robert E Lee
You held your head high tryin' to win the victory
You fought for your folks but you didn't die in vain
Even though you lost they speak highly of your name
Cause you fought all the way Johnny Reb Johnny Reb
You fought all the way Johnny Reb

I heard your teeth chatter from the cold outside
Saw the bullets open up the wounds in your side
I saw the young boys as they began to fall
You had tears in your eyes cause you couldn't help at all
But you fought all the way Johnny Reb Johnny Reb
You fought all the way Johnny Reb

I saw General Lee raise a sabre in his hand
Heard the cannons roar as you made your last stand
You marched into battle with the Grey and the Red
When the cannon smoke cleared it took days to count the dead
Cause you fought all the way Johnny Reb Johnny Reb
You fought all the way Johnny Reb

When Honest Abe heard the news about your fall
The folks thought he'd call a great victory ball
But he asked the band to play the song Dixie
For you Johnny Reb and all that you believed
Cause you fought all the way Johnny Reb Johnny Reb
You fought all the way Johnny Reb
(Yeah) You fought all the way Johnny Reb Johnny Reb
You fought all the way Johnny Reb
You foughtall the way Johnny Reb Johnny Reb
(Yeah) You fought all the way Johnny Reb



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    UnregisteredMay 6, 2012 at 6:37 am
    Not a hate song. Piece of u. S. History. Besides ever think of the black johnny rebs? National archives list 90,000 negro confederates, surprise surprise.
    In 1860, the vast majority of free blacks lived in the south.
    Sit down for this one... Free black slaveowners resided in states as north as new york and as far south as florida, extending westward into kentucky, mississippi, louisiana, and missouri. According to the federal census of 1830, free blacks owned more than 10,000 slaves in louisiana, maryland, south carolina, and virginia.
    Yeap any of you hatemongers care to see if your great great great granddaddy owned your husbands great great great grandmother, or did it just never occur to you.
    Many blacks sold blacks into slavery and many blacks killed for the south to keep slavery.
    People love to yell hate, hate, hate while pointing at the white people, but always blind to their own hateful contributions.
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    UnregisteredNov 26, 2011 at 9:26 pm
    Were are the hate words in this song. I want to hear the song, did rhe people who banned this song as a hate song listen to it...

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