Josephine (Joey + Rory)

I’m writing this letter, my darling, from high on the hill We’ve been marching ten days and we’re just outside Hopkinsville It’s been snowing all night and we ain’t got no more kerosene It’s colder than hell, hope you’re doin’ well, Josephine There’s a fever in camp and our boys are too sick to fight We done lost old Calvin, Beaver won’t make it through the night I hope I heard the captain say it’s the worst he’s ever seen I’m losin’ some weight but I’m still standin’ up straight, Josephine Tell my children I miss ‘em and wish I could kiss ‘em once more Bet they’ve grown a foot since they waved me goodbye at the door Tell mama and daddy I’m alright and just want one more thing I love you, I love you, I love you, Josephine There’s three thousand union troops camped at the river below There’s six hundreds of us, least there was two nights ago When Erwin deserted they hung him down by the tree God I’m so scared, keep me in your prayers, Josephine Well the orders come down, we’ll attack tonight at nightfall If we can stop them right here we can win this war once and for all You know, I killed a union boy last week, bet he wasn’t fourteen He looked just like our son, forgive me for what I’ve done, Josephine Tell my children I miss ‘em and wish I could kiss ‘em once more Bet they’ve grown a foot since they waved me goodbye at the door Tell mama and daddy I’m alright and just want one more thing I love you, I love you, I love you, Josephine And lastly my darling, in case I should be killed Don’t breathe me too long, promise me that you will Marry another, don’t let him treat our babies mean When he’s holding you, would you think of me too, Josephine? Tell my babies I miss ‘em and wish I could kiss ‘em once more Bet they’ve grown a foot since they waved me goodbye at the door Tell mama and daddy I’m alright and just want one more thing I love you, I love you, I love you, Josephine I love you, I love you, I love you, Josephine