Sung by: A.C. McGouyrk
Recorded in Jamestown, AR 7/29/62

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[Note: Mr. McGouyrk is very hard to understand, and his songs are interspersed with the comments of his daughter, Mrs. Peel, which are included in brackets.]

A wounded soldier held him up,
His drum was by . . .
[Mrs. Peel: "No . . . No . . ." ]
. . . a dark and bloody plain,
The dead and wounded lay.
Among them was a drummer boy,
Who beat the drum that day.
A wounded soldier held him up;
His drum was by his side.
He opened his eyes and raised his head,
And prayed before he died.

Also found in Randolph, Vol. II, #239; "Brown, Vol. II, #230.

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