How Many Devils? lyrics

- Civil War: The Complete Work, The

How Many Devils? lyrics

How Many Devils?

Male 1

One, two
Pick 'em up and put 'em down again
And watch the miles roll by

Male 2

Three, four
Pick 'em up and put 'em down again
Until you stop one and you die

Male 3

One, two
Pick 'em up and put 'em down 'till
Massa Robert tells us to sleep

Male 4

Three, four
When the hell did shoes get so damn dear
And life become so damn cheap?

Male 5

One, two
Those damn Yankees ain't as give up easy
As we thought they would be

Male 6

Three, four
Those damn Yankees ain't as near as scared
Or half as hungry as me

Male 7

One, two
Pick 'em up and put 'em down again
Is all a body can do

Male 8

Three, four
Pick 'em up and put 'em down again
Until this bloody war is through

All

How many miles, how many fears
How many days, how many years
How many rivers of blood, sweat and tears?
How many times into the fray
How many men won't walk away
How many hells filled with
How many devils to pay?

Male 9

One, two
Pick 'em up and put 'em down again
And watch the miles roll on

Male 10

Three, four
Pick 'em up and put 'em down again
Until your strength is nearly gone

Male 11

One, two
Pick 'em up and put 'em down again
And dream of home safe and sound

Male 12

Three, four
Pick 'em up and put 'em down again
Until we're six feet underground

All

How many miles dead on our feet
Drenched to the bone, baked in the heat
Paying for ground with another retreat
How many times into the fray
How many men won't walk away
How many hells filled with
How many devils to pay?

Male 13

Bodies all lay in the tall summer grass
Swollen and butchered and still

Male 14

Measuring miles by the dead that you pass
Measuring life by the men that you kill

All

How many days, how many more
How many men lost to this war
I can't remember what we're fighting for
How many times into the fray
How many men won't walk away
How many hells filled with
How many devils to pay?
Last Update: June, 10th 2013


How Many Devils?
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