I GOES TO FIGHT MIT SIGEL Words by F. Poole Music: The Girl I Left Behind Me

I've come shust now to tells you how, I goes mit regimentals, To schlauch dem voes of Liberty, Like dem old Continentals, Vot fights mit England long ago, To save der Yankee Eagle; Und now I gets my sojer clothes; I'm going to fight mit Sigel. Ven I comes from der Deutsche Countree, I vorks somedimes at baking; Den I keeps a lager beer saloon, Und den I goes shoe-making; But now I was a sojer been To save der Yankee Eagle, To schlauch dem tam secession volks, I goes to fight mit Sigel. I gets ein tam big rifle guns, Und puts him to mine shoulder, Den march so bold like a big jackhorse, Und may been someding bolder; I goes off mit de volunteers To save der Yankee Eagle; To give dem Rebel vellers fits. I goes to fight mit Sigel. Dem Deutschen mens mit Sigel's band At fighting have no rival; Und ven Cheff Davis mens ve meet, Ve schlauch em like de tuyvil. Dere's only von ting vot I fear, Ven pattling for der Eagle, I vont get not no lager beer, Ven I goes to fight mit Sigel. For rations dey gives salty pork, I dinks dat was a great sell; I petter likes de saurkraut, Der Schvitzer-kase und bretzel. If Fighting Joe will give us dem, Ve'll save der Yankee Eagle, Und I'll put mine frau in breech-a-loons, To go and fight mit Sigel.

Thanks to Scott Frank of
Germans in the Civil War
for permission to use his MIDI file of
I Goes To Fight Mit Sigel.
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