Wrap the Flag Around Me, Boys and The Soldier's Dream Song

Title

Wrap the Flag Around Me, Boys and The Soldier's Dream Song

Subject

Songs and music
Sheet music
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Death
Flags
Patriotic songs
Soldier
United States- Army

Description

Lyrics depict singer asking to be buried with the American flag. Title page indicates two songs included, but only one is present.

Creator

Taylor, R. Stewart

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1862

Contributor

Root & Cady

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

200205
Illinois Sheet Music Collection
T-Z

Coverage

Chicago

Transcription

2 Songs by R. Stewart Taylor. O Wrap the Flag Around Me Boys! The Soldier's Dream Song

Published by ROOT & CADY 95 Clark St. Chicago Henry Tolman & Co. Boston J Brainard & Co Cleveland H. N. Hemsted Milwaukee ----


Wrap the flag around me boys! R. Stewart Taylor.

Moderato

Piano Forte

1. O wrap the flag around me boys. To die were far more sweet With freedom's starry emblem boys. To be my winding sheet In life I love'd to see it wave And follow where it led, And now my eyes grow dim my hands Would clasp its last bright shred.

2. O I had thought to greet you boys On many a well won field When to our starry banner boys The trait'rous foe should yield But now alas I am denied My dearest earthly prayer You'll follow and you'll meet the foe But I shall not be there.


3. But tho' my body moulder boys My spirit will be free, And every comrade's honor boys Will still be dear to me There in the thick and bloody right Ne'er let your ardor lag For I'll be there still hovering near Above the dear old flag.

1. Then wrap the flag around me boys To die were far more sweet With freedoms starry emblem boys. To be my winding sheet.

2. Yet wrap &c

3. So wrap the flag around me boys To die were far more sweet With freedoms starry emblem boys. To be my winding sheet.

Status

Needs Review

Percent Needs Review

100

Weight

200

Original Format

6
33 cm

Citation

Taylor, R. Stewart, “Wrap the Flag Around Me, Boys and The Soldier's Dream Song,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed July 23, 2018, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/29268.