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Brad Belt: Music-5pp

Elmira (civil war song)

(Brad Belt)
Elmira

© 2002 Brad Belt

To get away they say
Only by dyin’
Those who tried
All died, tryin’
But I’m runnin’ like Hell
Usin’ the moon as my guide
Think I’m goin’ to make it
But I lost my best friend tonight


Chorus: Though I ran far away
I would never be free
Elmira you took
A brother from me


Haunted by the vision
Of them takin’ him down
The smoke from the rifles
The echoing sound
If there’s a Heaven for soldiers
He is watching on High
As I curse Elmira
Til the day that I die