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Bright Sunny South

This song is by Alison Krauss & Union Station and appears on the album New Favorite (2001) and on the live album Live (2002).

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From the bright sunny south to the war I was sent
E'er the days of my boyhood I scarcely had spent
From its cool shady forests and deep flowing streams
Ever fond in my memory and sweet in my dreams

Oh my dear little sister, I still see her tears
When I had to leave home in our tender years
And my sweet gentle mother so dear to my heart
It grieved me sincerely when we had to part

Said my kind-hearted father as he took my hand
"As you go in defense of our dear native land
Son be brave but show mercy whenever you can
Our hearts will be with you till you 'turn again"

In my bag there's a Bible to show me the way
Through my twelfth year on earth and to Heaven some day
I will shoulder my musket and brandish my sword
In defense of this land and the word of the Lord

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