American Male


Arlington


two miles from Gettysburg just a skip and a hop
we paid with young lives but held Little Round Top

by bullets and blood you'll remember us plain
we held charge after charge we're the Old 2nd Maine!

this is for Fredricksburg, watched many men fall
more than 10,000 killed alongside that stone wall

our canon a firin' cussed with Southern derision
we slaughtered 8,000 from Pickett’s division

so many in Grey died wonderin' what Lee was thinkin'
against the Blue fighting for Life Liberty and Lincoln

now when it was over, we carried our dead’s bones
and buried `em down deep under Arlington's stones

Submitted: Thursday, October 21, 2004

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