Common Ground

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song lyric about the sad results of the Civil War

(song lyric)

 

Common Ground

 

Zachoriah took a rebel stand with all his mind and soul

His brother Nathan pledged his life to keep the Union whole,

Since their nation had exploded and broke apart in war

The bond between the brothers couldn't hold them anymore.

 

Their home up in Kentucky

Turned into a battleground,

They would argue on and on

But neither one would come around,

When the bitter war came raging

One when up and one went down,

And they marched off into battle

Never finding common ground.

 

At Chancellorsville, they stood the test, each on opposing sides

Then Gettysburg, the Devil's Den, where neither one could hide,

In a thundercloud of cannon, in battle, hand-to-hand,

The brothers sent each other to the angel's promised land.

 

Their home up in Kentucky

Turned into a battleground,

They would argue on and on

But neither one would come around,

When the bitter war came raging

One when up and one went down,

And they marched off into battle

Never finding common ground.

 

Now the bloody war is over

 And the brothers can be found,

 In a churchyard on the meadow

 Side by side in common ground.

 

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 26, 2020

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