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Posted October 1, 2010
Excellent, but confused about one thing:
The lyrics on this CD's version of "Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!" are unlike any I've heard elsewhere, and I can't find them when I do a Yahoo search. Rather, every version of "Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!" I come across elsewhere has the original words: In the prison cell I sit, thinking Mother, dear, of you, And our bright and happy home so far away, And the tears, they fill my eyes 'spite of all that I can do, Tho' I try to cheer my comrades and be gay. chorus: Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are marching, Cheer up, comrades, they will come, And beneath the starry flag we shall breathe the air again Of the free land in our own beloved home. In the battle front we stood, when their fiercest charge they made, And they swept us off a hundred men or more, But before we reached their lines, they were beaten back dismayed, And we heard the cry of vict'ry o'er and o'er. chorus So within the prison cell we are waiting for the day That shall come to open wide the iron door, And the hollow eye grows bright, and the poor heart almost gay, As we think of seeing home and friends once more. chorus Also, it'd have been a nice bonus if "Battle Cry of Freedom" and "Marching Through Georgia" were included. That said, the song collection is awesome (especially "Garry Owen," which is conspicuous by its absence from most Civil War musical antholgies) and the narrative tracks are outstanding.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.