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18. happy land of Canaan.

by one of the Fifty-Seventh Ohio.
Now we are in Camp Chase, and that is just the place.
     For the soldier boys to go and get a training,
So that when we go down there, where the seceders are,
     We can send them to the happy land of Canaan.
Chorus — Ho, ho, ho, fal-de-ral de-da,
     O boys I there's a good time coming,
Oh! we'll never mind the weather,
     But get over double trouble,
For we're bound for the happy land of Canaan.

The Ohio Fifty-seventh, Colonel Mungen, can't be beat,
     For he has got the courage and the training,
And when he does go out, the secessionists to rout
     He will send them to the happy land of Canaan.
Chorus — Ho, ho, ho, fal-de-ral-de-da, etc.

There's gallant Captain Rice, oh! he thinks himself so nice,
     Because he company A is commanding,
And he will send the rebels (the nasty, dirty devils)
     Right into the happy land of Canaan.
Chorus — Ho, ho,ho, fal-de-ral-de-da, etc.

But there is Captain May, oh! he is on the way,
     Down where the seceders are a-training,
And when he gets down there, where the seceders are,
     He will send them to the happy land of Canaan.
Chorus — Ho, ho, ho, fal-de-ral-de-da, etc.

Company C is in the field, and will make the traitors yield,
     Captain Mott that brave company is commanding,
And when he gives them a round, he will make their flag come down,
     Or send it to the happy land of Canaan.
Chorus,--Ho, ho, ho, fal-de-ral-de-da, etc.

Captain Blystone is in command of a gallant little band,
     That will give old Jeffy's dogs a caning,
And when they take a hitch, . . . . .
     They will send them to the happy land of Canaan.
Chorus — Ho, ho, ho, fal-de-ral-de-da, etc.

Captain Doncyson's the man that will do all he can,
     And he for the Union is a training,
He will take his little squad, and whip them all----,
     And send them to the happy land of Canaan.
Chorus — Ho, ho, ho, fal-de-ral-de-da, etc.

There's another little band, that will make the rebels stand,
     And gallant Captain Wilson is a-training,
And when they draw a bead on Jeffy's gallant steed,
     They will send him to the happy land of Canaan.
Chorus — Ho, ho, ho, fal-de-ral-de-da, etc.

Faulhaber's got some boys, that will make a noise,
     When their bullets on the rebels go to raining,
And if they don't look out, oh! he will rub them out,
     And send them to the happy land of Canaan.
Chorus — Ho, ho, ho, fal-de-ral-de-da, etc.

Captain Strayer's boys are some, and can whip them ten to one,
     And will make secession go to waning,
And they will cut a swell, and will send them all to----,
     Or into the happy land of Canaan.
Chorus — Ho, ho, ho, fal-de-ral-de-da, etc.

[16] Captain Kilkenny's a whale, when he gets under sail,
     And his boys have no reason for complaining,
For he's got them under drill, the secessionists to kill,
     And send them to the happy land of Canaan.
Chorus — Ho, ho, ho, fal-de-ral-de-da, etc.

Captain Hardy, he comes in, with his little squad of men,
     And to fight with the rebels they are aiming,
And when they go to battle they will make the rebels rattle,
     And run them to the happy land of Canaan.
Chorus — Ho, ho, ho, fal-de-ral-de-da, etc.

And to conclude my song, I think I've done no wrong,
     And I hope that it will prove entertaining,
And we will cut some figures, when we go among the niggers,
     ‘Way down in the happy land of Canaan.
Chorus — Ho, ho, ho, fal-de-ral-de-da, etc.

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