Dixie Boy

DIXIE BOY

 

Theres a peach tree on a hill in northern Georgia

Where a teenage boy sits staring at the ground

Soon he’ll leave to join the Rebel soldiers

For the Cumberland and Nashville he is bound

He goes down to ride with the Bedford Forest Cavalry

He can shoot a man at a hundred yards or more

But he knows he’s just like any, soldier

If they spill his blood he’ll never ride no more

Don’t you know I’m just a lonesome boy from Dixie?

Help me Lord I feel so all alone

Gone to war and I just want to go home

When the battle started the Rebels were out numbered

And they shot his leg with an angry cannonball

The medic came and said we’ll all be lucky

If the boy from Georgia makes it home at all

Theres a peach tree on a hill in northern Georgia

Where a horse stands like a statue made of stone

Flowers bless the grave down in the meadow

Now the lonesome boy from Dixie finally made it home.