Fire in the Night (burning of Columbia, S. C.)

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A song lyric about Sherman's burning of Columbia, South Carolina during the Civil War

 

Fire in the Night

 

Columbia, they burned you to the ground,

Though old Sherman made the promise

Not to burn your buildings down,

But with fever in their minds

And their pots of turpentine,

Columbia, they burned you to the ground.

 

There was fire, fire, fire in the night,

Drunken devils burning

Nearly everything in sight,

When Sherman lost control

Lord, they tried to burn your soul,

There was fire, fire, fire in the night.

 

Columbia, your spirit still remains,

Though the Yanks came rushing through you

Like a hell-bound hurricane,

But your courage never died

And you kept your southern pride,

Columbia, your spirit still remains.

 

There was fire, fire, fire in the night,

Drunken devils burning

Nearly everything in sight,

When Sherman lost control

Lord, they tried to burn your soul,

There was fire, fire, fire in the night.

 

But even though he lost control,

They could never touch your soul,

With their fire, fire, fire in the night.

 

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 - dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com

 


Submitted: September 18, 2020

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

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