We'll Fight for Uncle Abe

Title

We'll Fight for Uncle Abe

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Campbell, J. K.
Buckley, Frederick
Sheet music
American Civil War, 1861-1865
Minstrel music
Pratt, C. E.

Description

Cover information: "Plantation Song and Chorus, Sung with great success by C. Petten Gill, at the concerts of the Buckley Serenaders,." Song in praise of fighting for the Union and Abraham Lincoln. Arranged by Fred Buckley

Creator

Campbell, J. K. and Pratt, C. E.

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1863

Contributor

Oliver Ditson & Company

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

301139
44116231

Coverage

Boston

Transcription

We'll fight for Uncle Abe Plantation Song and Chorus Sung with great success by C. Pettengill at the concerts of the Buckley Serenaders Melody by J.K. Campbell, Arranged by Fred. Buckley.

Boston Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. 277 Washington St.


WE'LL FIGHT FOR UNCLE ABE Words by C.E. Pratt

1. Way down in old Varginni, I suppose you all do know, They have tried to bust the Union But they find it is no go, The yankee boys are starting out de Union for to sabe, And we're going down to Washington, To fight for Uncle Abe. Rip, Rap, Flip, Flap, Strap your knapsacks on your back For we're a gwine to Washington To fight for Uncle Abe. Rip, Rap, Flip, Flap, Strap your knapsacks on your back For we're a gwine to Washington To fight for Uncle Abe.

2. There is General Grant at Vicksburg, Just see what he has done. He has taken sixty cannon And made the Rebels run, And next he will take Richmond I'll bet you half a dollar And if he catches Gen'ral Johnson Oh wont he make him holler. Rip, Rap, Flip, Flap, Strap your knapsacks on your back For we're a gwine to Washington To fight for Uncle Abe.

3. The season now is coming, When the roads begin to dry, Soon the army of the Potomac Will make the rebels fly, For General McClellan he's the man The Union for to sabe, O! Hail Columbia's right side up, And so's your Uncle Abe. Rip, Rap, Flip, Flap, Strap your knapsacks on your back For we're a gwine to Washington To fight for Uncle Abe. Rip, Rap, Flip, Flap, Strap your knapsacks on your back For we're a gwine to Washington To fight for Uncle Abe.

4. You may talk of Southern chivalry And cotton being king, But I guess before the war is done You'll think another thing, They say that recognition Will the rebel country sabe, But Johnny Bull and Mister France Are 'fraid of Uncle Abe. Rip, Rap, Flip, Flap, Strap your knapsacks on your back For we're a gwine to Washington To fight for Uncle Abe. Arranged by F. Buckley

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

4
36 cm

Citation

Campbell, J. K. and Pratt, C. E., “We'll Fight for Uncle Abe,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed November 12, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/20094.