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Brad Belt: Music-5pp

Strike The Tent (civil war song)

(Brad Belt)
Strike The Tent

© 2002 Brad Belt

Gather ‘round men, the news is not good
Richmond has fallen, we’ve done all that we could
Hold your heads high boys, you fought the good fight
But, it is time to go home now, we’ll break camp tonight

Chorus: Strike the tent
It’s time to go home
Stay on the ridges
And don’t walk alone
There’s no lookin’ back
No right, no wrong
Strike the tent, now
It’s time to go home

There’s scars on these hands and burns in these eyes
There’s blood on these boots and some of it’s mine
Go back to the cane boys, the corn and the cotton
Though the colors be buried, they’ll never be forgotten