Farewell to you, captain, the bravest in command. goodbye to all
The soldiers who didn't give a damn
For we're goin' back to richmond, buddy, leavin' here today.
Gonna sell our rifles for a jug and get drunk along the way.
'twas in virginia harbor gen'ral parker disappeared, tied
Sleeping soundly to a tree.
How we wept as we launched him and so cheerfully we cheered as
The gen'ral drifted slowly out to sea.
At the battle of manasses, i had my certain chance to bravely
Fight the red and white and blue.
I was so blasted brave i stuck branches in my pants and, yes, i
Played a tree 'til it was through.
Please don't think that we are cowards. what a horrible
Suggestion! it's just that we don't feel that we belong.
Bobby misses his dear mother, john has acid indigestion and i
Think i feel a migraine coming on.
Farewell to you, captain, we're goin' to leave you now