Dixieland

Del McCoury, Steve Earle, The Del McCoury BandBuy this song

Del McCoury

Delano Floyd McCoury (born February 1, 1939 in York, Pennsylvania) is an American bluegrass musician. As leader of the Del McCoury Band, he plays guitar and sings lead vocals along with his two sons, Ronnie McCoury and Rob McCoury, who play mandolin and banjo respectively. In June 2010, he received… more »

I am Kilrain and I'm a fightin' man
And I come from County Clare
And the brits would hang me for a fenian 
So I took me leave of there

And I crossed the ocean in the "Arrianne"
The vilest tub afloat
And the captain's brother was a railroad man and he met us at the boat
So I joined up with the 20th Maine
Like I said my friend I'm a fighting man
And we're marchin' south in the pouring rain
And we're all goin' down to dixieland

I am Kilrain of the 20th Maine
And we fight for Chamberlain
'Cause he stood right with us 
When the johnnies came like a banshee on the wind
When the smoke cleared out of Gettysburg many a mother wept
For many a good boy died there, sure
And the air smelted just like death

[Chorus]
I am Kilrain of the 20th Maine 
And I'd march to hell and back again
For colonel Joshua Chamberlain
We're all goin' down to dixieland

I am Kilrain of the 20th Maine
And I damn all gentlemen
Whose only worth is their father's name
And the sweat of a workin' man
Well we come from the farms 
And the city streets and a hundred foreign lands
And we spilled our blood in the battle's heat
Now we're all Americans

[Chorus]

Written by: STEVE EARLE

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