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VP_001370 Verse 1In Maryland, in Maryland, There's a mother old and gray; Alone she stands and waves her hand To her boy who is going away. She said, "I'm proud of you, In your uniform of blue, And the sword that you carry, too! I've watched it twice before, Go bravely off to war, For the Grey and then for the Blue!" Chorus 1Your Granddad fought in the war of Sixty-One, He wore a suit of grey. Your Daddy, too, in a suit of navy blue, To Cuba sailed away. Though the one wore grey and the other blue, The blood of both's in you; So I'm giving you up to Old Glory, And I'm mighty proud that I am! You're all I've got, but be Johnny on the spot, For Dixie and Uncle Sam! Verse 2Tho' far away, the boy each day, As the western sun goes down, He mails a note he proudly wrote In a tent near a far border town; And says: "Dear mother mine, When the word goes down the line To get ready, the foe is near! The danger's in the air, I reckon I'll be there, As your words still ring in my ear:"
1 score (6 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.
M. Witmark & Sons
Ball, Ernest R; Brennan, J. Keirn; and Starmer, "For Dixie and Uncle Sam" (1916). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 467.