Oh! Be Joyful! lyrics

- Civil War, The

Oh! Be Joyful! lyrics

Oh! Be Joyful!

Soldier 1
When this war is over
And we all have passed away

Soldier 2
There'll be some damn fool in some damn school
Who'll write about today

Soldier 3
He'll tell 'em how we all survived
This bullshit every day

Autolycus Fell
And never say that thing it was
That helped along the way

Good evening, gentlemen.
I am offering the finest Chakta whiskey
Known by various appelations
Such as Oil of Gladness, Hangover, Knock 'em Stiff, and Oh, Be Joyful!
Guaranteed to entertain an after-dinner stomach
And provide you with revealing commentary on human nature
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That's all you'll want, or like to stand

Soldiers
Oh be joyful, makes my troubles disappear
A cup of oh be joyful makes me joyful I am here
Oh be joyful, only you can set me free
If you're good enough for U.S. Grant
You're good enough for me

We get up every morning
And we march through all this mud
Always tonin' this and liftin' that
And eatin' some ole' spud
And if you find a woman
You are bound to catch the crud
But there is always one thing
That will ossify the blood
Oh be joyful, makes my troubles disappear
A cup of Oh be joyful makes me joyful I am here
Oh be joyful, only you can set me free
If you're good enough for U.S. Grant
You're good enough for me

Bad shoes, bad food, and lousy brass
Oh be joyful save my ass
Well, we march and do the double-quick
This sergeant's too damn rough
This Dixie mud is mighty slick
And this bread is hard and tough
That's the crap they put us through
But brother we obey
So thank God for his nectar
That will get us through the day
Oh be joyful, makes my troubles disappear
A cup of oh be joyful makes me joyful I am here
Oh be joyful, only you can set me free
If you're good enough for U.S. Grant
You're good enough for me
Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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