Macon County Hell

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

A song lyric for a potential bluegrass or folk song about the infamous Andersonville prison

Macon County Hell

 

I was a carpenter in Boston when I heard my country call

I donned the blue and promised not to let the Union fall,

But they shot me down in Lynchburg and they caught me where I fell

And threw me like a convict in this Macon County hell.

 

And the Devil should be proud

Of his Macon County hell,

Where brave soldiers stood

Only hollow people dwell,

It takes three to make a shadow

And five to give a yell,

The devil should be proud

Of his Macon County hell.

 

I still dream of home in Boston and my wife and children there

And never let a day go by without a solemn prayer,

That the love of man is stronger than the powder and the shell

And finds a way to save us from this Macon County hell.

 

But the hopelessness sticks to us

Like the mud beneath our feet,

While we watch through hardened eyes

As the endless days repeat.

 

And the Devil should be proud

Of his Macon County hell,

Where brave soldiers stood

Only hollow people dwell,

It takes three to make a shadow

And five to give a yell,

The devil should be proud

Of his Macon County hell.

 

Yes, the Devil should be proud

Of his Macon County hell.

 

p.s. In case you are a member of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western group and might be interested in putting music to this, please let me know - dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com

 


Submitted: August 25, 2020

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

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