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Don't you see de black clouds
Risin' ober yonder
Whar de Massa's old plantation am?
Nebber you be frightened
Dem is only darkies
Come to jine an' fight for Uncle Sam.

Look out dar, now!
We's a gwine to shoot!
Look out dar, don't you understand?
Babylon is fallen!
Babylon is fallen!
An' we's agwine to occupy de land.

Don't you see de lightinin'
Flashin' in de canebrake
Like as if we's gwine to hab a storm?
No! You is mistaken
'Tis de darkies' bay'nets
An' de buttons on dar uniform.

Way up in de cornfield
Whar you hear de tunder
Dat is our ole forty-pounder gun;
When de shells are missin'
Den we load wid punkins
All de same to make de cowards run.

Massa was de Kernel
In de Rebel army
Eber sence he went an' run away;
But his lubly darkies
Dey has been a-watchin'
An' dey take him pris'ner tudder day.

We will be de Massa
He will be de sarvant
Try him how he like it for a spell;
So we crack de Butt'nuts
So we take de Kernel
So de cannon carry back de shell.

The Gospel song, "Babylon Is Fallen" was written by Henry Clay Work in 1863.

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