36. an ode
composed by Jeff. Davis and Co.On the “Caravan Government,” (so called by a Southern Editor,) to be sung at the Funeral Solemnities of the Southern Confederacy. tune--“Secession hath killed us.” The “Caravan Government” hath taken its flight
From Montgomery to Richmond, to stop over-night;
The next move it shall make will be over the sea,
Where Jeff. Davis and Co. are expecting to flee.1
The mushroom Confederacy shall not go abroad,
The halter shall hang it, or some vengeance of God.
By Jehovah blockaded, the Pharaohs shall sleep
In the sea with their banners; who for them shall weep?
But the pure flag of the Union shall proudly wave
O'er land and o'er ocean, yes, o'er the vile traitors' grave;
The God of our fathers shall oppression destroy,
And the bright star of freedom shall thrill us with joy.