Oh, Be Joyful! lyrics

- Civil War: The Complete Work, The

Oh, Be Joyful! lyrics

Oh, Be Joyful!

Male 1

When this war is over
And we all have passed away
There'll be some damn fool in some damn school
Who'll write about today
He'll tell them how we all survived
This bullcrap every day
And never said that thing it was
That helped along the way

All

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 good enough for me

Male 2

We get up every morning
And we march through al lthis mud
Always tonin' this and liftin' that
And eatin' some ole' spud

Male 3

And if you find a woman
You are bound to catch the crud
But there is always one thing
That will ossify the blood

All

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, lousy brass
Oh be joyful save my ass

Male 4

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

All

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

Male 5

John Brown is lyin' in his grave
And son, you would be too
If you ate this crap they gave us
It woudl turn your innards blue
I don't know but I been told
A soldier's life is hell
But son, I'll giv eyou somethin'
That'll get ya' mighty well

All

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, lousy brass
Oh be joyful save my ass

Male 6

Our father who art in Washington
Abraham be thy name
Thy will be done to everyone
And Dixie take the blame
Give us our daily ration
Of crackers, salt, and pork
For thine might be the power
But let us pull the cork
The sergeant's too damn rough
This Dixie mud is mighty slick

All

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
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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