“O Come All Ye Soldiers”

Happy holidays to all the Booth buffs and Lincoln lovers,

This is Kate, shaking up the annual Thursday ritual. In lieu of a Grave Thursday post I decided to try my luck at writing a Boothie Carol like Dave did yesterday. My song is a revised version of, “O Come All Ye Faithful”. I hope you all enjoy it!

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“O Come All Ye Soldiers”
As sung to, “O Come All Ye Faithful”

O come all ye soldiers,
Spurred and mounted fiercely,
O come ye, o come ye to Locust Hill.

Come and avenge him,
Slay the foolish rebels;

O come let us surround them,
O come let us arrest them,
O come let us avenge him,
For Abraham.

O ride band of brothers,
Ride in exultation,
O ride all ye cavalrymen to Garrett’s barn.
Say to the traitors, you shall not escape us;

O come, give up yourselves now,
O come, do not delay now,
O come, fire the barn now,
For Abraham.

Hail! Death we greet thee,
Come this early morning,
O Boston! for evermore be thy name adored.
Mount toward the river, soon in sight appearing;

O come bring one who’s broken,
O come bring one in shackles,
O come and raise Old Glory,
For Abraham.

Until next time,
-Kate

Former Boothie Carols can be read here:
“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Play” / It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
“We Bruti” / We, Three Kings of Orient Are
“Wilkes Booth the Head Conspirator” / Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
“Lewis Powell is Coming For You” / Santa Claus is Coming to Town
“Little Doctor Mudd” / Little Drummer Boy
“Boothie Wonderland” / Winter Wonderland
“Thomas Jones” / Silver Bells

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3 thoughts on ““O Come All Ye Soldiers”

  1. DONNA PETERSON

    Love the carol, good job Kate!

    Donna

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  2. Kathy Canavan

    Merry Christmas, Kate and Dave

  3. juliejeanette23

    I usually LOVE your Boothie carols, but this one seems a little bit sacrilegious. Especially with the painting of the Star of Bethlehem over the Garrett barn. It’s relatiing Booth to Jesus IMO, like James Swanson was so fond of doing in his book. I’d rather you stick with the winter and reindeer Christmas songs for your parodies. Those are hilarious!

    I hope you had a Merry Christmas! I found out something cool when I was on Ancestry.com, looking at my husband’s family tree. Through his dad’s mother, I traced back and found the name ‘Quesenberry’ which was one of the families Booth and Herold tried to seek refuge from! He could be related! 🙂

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