God Bless Robert E Lee Lyrics

Johnny Cash

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album: Track 3 in album Johnny 99
release date: 1983
popularity : 22 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Country Rock
length: 3:47

Album Information

country(area): United States
script: Latin

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Johnny Cash Johnny 99 cover art

Lyrics

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When Robert E Lee surrendered the Confederacy Jefferson Davis was upset about it
He said how dare that man resent an order
Form the president of the Confederate States of America
Then somebody told him that General Lee had made the decision himself
In order to save lives because he felt that the battle comin' up
Would cost about twenty thousand lives on both sides
And he said two hundred and forty thousand dead already is enough
So this song is not about the North or the South but about the bloody brother war
Brother against brother father against son the war that nobody won
And for all those lives that were saved I gotta say Dod bless Robert E Lee
Well the mansion where the General used to live is burning down
Cotton fields are blue with Sherman's troupes
I overheard a Yankee say yesterday Nashville fell
So I'm on my way to join the fight General Lee might need my help
But look away look away Dixie I don't want them to see

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Track Listing

  • 1 Highway Patrolman
  • 2 That's the Truth
  • 3 God Bless Robert E Lee
  • 4 New Cut Road
  • 5 Johnny 99
  • 6 Ballad of the Ark
  • 7 Joshua Gone Barbados
  • 8 Girl From the Canyon
  • 9 Brand New Dance
  • 10 I'm Ragged but I'm Right