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Grafted into the Army
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Words & music: Henry Clay Work
(published by Root & Cady, Chicago, 1862)
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1.
Our Jimmy has gone for to live in a tent,
They have grafted him into the army;
He finally pucker’d up his courage and went,
When they grafted him into the army.
I told them the child was too young, alas!
At the captain’s forequarters, they said he would pass --
They’d train him up well in the infantry class --
So they grafted him into the army.
Chorus:
Oh, Jimmy, farewell! Your brothers fell
Way down in Alabarmy;
I thought they would spare a lone widder’s heir,
But they grafted him into the army.

2.
Drest up in his unicorn -- dear little chap;
They have grafted him into the army;
It seems but a day since he sot in my lap,
But they grafted him into the army.
And these are the trousies he used to wear --
Them very same buttons -- the patch and the tear –
But Uncle Sam gave him a bran new pair
When they grafted him into the army.
Chorus:
3.
Now in my provisions I see him revealed --
They have grafted him into the army;
A picket beside the contented field,
They have grafted him into the army.
He looks kinder sickish -- begins to cry --
A big volunteer standing right in his eye!
Oh what if the ducky should up and die
Now they’ve grafted him into the army.
Chorus:
   
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