Marching Song

By Mary Ann

When I was at the tent yesterday, some soldiers came by and asked if they had anything to do there that they could help with. I then gave them the lyrics to a marching song I wrote, since I had it memorized. It spread around camp, and here it is:

Marching, marching, all day long

Marching, marching, can't be stopped

Running, running, all day long

Running, running, can't be stopped

We will march, we will run

We are the Union

And we can't be stopped

Drilling, Drilling, all day long

Drilling, drilling, can't be stopped

Starving, starving, all day long

Starving, starving, can't be stopped

We will drill, we will starve

But we are the Union

And we can't be stopped

Running, running, all day long

Running, running, can't be stopped

Marching, marching, all day long

Marching, marching, can't be stopped

We will run, we will march

But we are the Union

And we can't be stopped

Starving, starving, all day long

Starving, starving, can't be stopped

Drilling, drilling, all day long

Drilling, drilling, can't be stopped

We will starve, we will drill

But we are the Union

And we can't be stopped

Do you like it, diary? Well, you better like it. I think I might make another copy and send it to Lucy.