Johnny’s Coat of the Blue and the Gray – Poetry by Teresa Salyer

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 Johnny’s Coat of the Blue and the Gray

Submitted by Teresa Salyer

Well, Mam held him in her arms

Though he could not say

Oh, Mam don’t you weep for

Your Johnny boy

I’m coming home

I’ll fight until the end

Till my grave I’m laid

For my mother’s pride is sewn

Into this coat

Of the blue and the gray

They threw Johnny’s coat in the dirt

At his mother’s feet

And they left him there to die

‘Neath that old sycamore

Well, he fought until the end

Till his grave he was laid

and his mother’s tears were shed

Over that coat of the blue and the gray.

Well, she wore that coat picking tobacco

And she wore that coat come a rain

And she wore that coat till

She was give out

It would do she said

For he fought until the end

Till his grave he was laid

And his mother’s love is still sewn

Into that coat of the blue and the gray

 

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