Sally Neeley





FOLKLORE SUBJECTS

Name of interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden

Subject: Songs of Civil War Days

Story:--Information



This information given by: Sally Neeley

Place of residence: 105 N. Mulberry, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Occupation: None

Age: 90

[TR: Information moved from bottom of first page.]

[TR: Same as previous informant (Sally Nealy).]





(1)

"In eighteen hundred and sixty-one

Football (?) sez I;

In eighteen hundred and sixty-one

That's the year the war begun

We'll all drink stone blind,

Johnny, come fill up the bowl.



(2)

"In eighteen hundred and sixty-two

Football (?) sez I;

In eighteen hundred and sixty-two

That's the year we put 'em through

We'll all drink stone blind,

Johnny, come fill up the bowl.



(3)

"In eighteen hundred and sixty-three

Football (?) sez I;

In eighteen hundred and sixty-three

That's the year we didn't agree

We'll all drink stone blind.

Johnny, come fill up the bowl.



(4)

"In eighteen hundred and sixty-four

Football (?) sez I;

In eighteen hundred and sixty-four

We'll all go home and fight no more

We'll all drink stone blind.

Johnny, come fill up the bowl.



(5)

"In eighteen hundred and sixty-five

Football (?) sez I;

In eighteen hundred and sixty-five

We'll have the Rebels dead or alive

We'll all drink stone blind,

Johnny, come fill up the bowl.



(6)

"In eighteen hundred and sixty-six

Football (?) sez I;

In eighteen hundred and sixty-six

We'll have the Rebels in a helava fix

We'll all drink stone blind,

Johnny, come fill up the bowl.



(7)

"In eighteen hundred and sixty-seven

Football (?) sez I;

In eighteen hundred and sixty-seven

We'll have the Rebels dead and at the devil

We'll all drink stone blind.

Johnny, came fill up the bowl."





Interviewer's Comment



The word "football" doesn't sound right in this song, but I was unable

to find it in print, and Sally seemed to think it was the right word.



Sally is a very wicked old woman and swears like a sailor, but she has a

remarkable memory.



She was "bred and born" in Rusk County, Texas and says she came to Pine

Bluff when it was "just a little pig."



Says she was sixteen when the Civil War began.



I have previously reported an interview with her.





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