DEAR BROTHER GREEN
Sung by: Mrs. Alfred Overholzer
Recorded in Lewisburg, TN 5/6/62
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Dear Brother Green, do come to me,
For I am shot and dying.
The Southern foe has laid me low,
On this cold ground to suffer.
Stay, Brother, stay, and lay me away,
And write my wife a letter.
Tell her that I am prepared to die
And hope we'll meet in Heaven.
Tell her to teach the children right,
That they may be respected . . .
(Comment by Mrs. Overholzer: "My grandmother didn't remember the rest of it, so we ended it with . . .")
And this is all of the song I know,
And it's all that could be expected.
Also found in Randolph, Vol. II, #211, "Brother Green"; Brown, Vol. III, #393, "Brother Green"; Belden, p. 377, "Brother Green."