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69. Kentucky! O Kentucky!

John Morgan's foot is on the shore,
     Kentucky! O Kentucky!
His hand is on thy stable-door,
     Kentucky! O Kentucky!
You'll see your good gray mare no more,
     He'll ride her till her back is sore,
And leave her at some stranger's door,
     Kentucky!, O Kentucky!

For feeding John you're paying dear,
     Kentucky! O Kentucky!
His very name now makes you fear,
     Kentucky! O Kentucky!
In every valley, far and near,
     H-e's gobbled every horse and steer;
You'll rue his raids for many a year,
     Kentucky! O Kentucky!

Yet you have many a traitorous fool,
     Kentucky! O Kentuky!
Who still will be the rebels' tool,
     Kentucky! O Kentucky!
They'll learn to yield to Abram's rule
     In none but Johnny's costly school,
At cost of every animule,
     Kentucky! O Kentucky!

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