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Farewell Captain Lyrics

"Farewell Captain" was written by Stewart, Mike.
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Farewell to you, Captain
The bravest in command
Goodbye to all the soldiers
Who didn't give a damn

For we're goin' back to Richmond
Buddy, leavin' here today
Gonna sell our rifles for a jug
And get drunk along the way

'Twas in Virginia harbor
Gen'ral Parker disappeared
Tied sleeping soundly to a tree

How we wept as we launched him
And so cheerfully we cheered
As the Gen'ral drifted slowly out to sea

Farewell to you, Captain
The bravest in command
Goodbye to all the soldiers
Who didn't give a damn

For we're goin' back to Richmond
Buddy, leavin' here today
Gonna sell our rifles for a jug
And get drunk along the way

At the battle of Manassas
I had my certain chance
To bravely fight the red and white and blue

I was so blasted brave
I stuck branches in my pants
And, yes, I played a tree 'til it was through

Please don't think that we are cowards
What a horrible suggestion
It's just that we don't feel that we belong

Bobby misses his dear mother
John has acid indigestion
And I think I feel a migraine coming on

Farewell to you, Captain
The bravest in command
Goodbye to all the soldiers
Who didn't give a damn

For we're goin' back to Richmond
Buddy, leavin' here today
Gonna sell our rifles for a jug
And get drunk along the way

Farewell to you, Captain
We're goin' to leave you now

Songwriters
STEWART, MIKE

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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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