I had a gentle Mother - ballad

Ref. M.B.3074

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G.F. Root

Composed by George Frederick Root (1820-1895)   Words by Mrs J.R. Wiltsie

M.B.No.3074  This unused 1st.edition copy was printed in 1863.   pp.(1)-4

Root wrote the words and music for 'Battle Cry of Freedom', 'We'll rally round the flag, boys!'  which became a marching song of the Northern troops in the American War of Independence.

'I had a gentle mother; how oft in childhood's years,

She soothed my little troubles, and kissed away my tears;

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