The Ghost in Rebel Gray

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Song Lyrics  |  House: Booksie Classic

song lyric about John Singleton Mosby, known as the "Gray Ghost"

 

The Ghost in Rebel Gray

 

Deep within the Union lines, no one knew he was around

John Mosby from Virginia, crept in without a sound,

Like a southern apparition, he would leave without a trace,

With a load of Union prisoners and a smile upon his face.

 

When the rebel ghost was prowling

Grant shook his head and swore,

Lee would smile and say

I wish I had a hundred more,

One second there was nothing

All the Union boys would say,

Next thing you know, they're running from

The ghost in rebel gray.

 

With his rangers by his side, at the darkest hour of night

That spirit from Virginia, would make an eerie sight,

Then he raided Fairfax Courthouse, and he left to their disgrace

With a general, two captains and a smile upon his fare.

 

When the rebel ghost was prowling

Grant shook his head and swore,

Lee would smile and say

I wish I had a hundred more,

One second there was nothing

All the Union boys would say,

Next thing you know, they're running from

The ghost in rebel gray.

 

Yes, one second there was nothing

All the Union boys would say,

 Next thing you know, they're running from

 The ghost in rebel gray.

 

p.s. In case you are a member of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western group (or know someone who is) and might be interested in co-writing, please let me know.  This lyric has already been recorded and released, but I have a lot that haven't. dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com


Submitted: December 11, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

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