1864 'Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! or The Prisoner's Song ' Original Song Sheet
This is an orignal 1864 song sheet of Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! or The Prisoner's Song ' was written and arranged by George F Root. According to the front of the songsheet, as sung by Edwin Kelly. It was one of the most popular songs of the American Civil War and was written by Root to give hope to the Union prisoners of war. The song is written from the prisoner's point of view with the chorus telling his fellow prisoners that hope is coming. The chorus was:
Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! The boys are marching,
Cheer up comrades they will come,
And beneath the starry flag we shall breathe the air again,
Of the free land in our own beloved home.
There was also a Confederate version of the song that is about General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia invading Pennsylvania and the liberation of their prisoners held in Northern prison camps.
Original and in great shape with very little foxing, it is 10.25" x 13.5".
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