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Memorial Day Exercises, 1899, Page 4

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6 Music by the Choir, "Tenting To-night."

TENTING ON THE OLD CAMP GROUND.

We're tenting; to night on the old Camp ground,
Give us a song to cheer
Our weary hearts, a song of home,
And friends we love so dear.

CHORUS:
Many are the hearts that are weary to-night,
Wishing for the war to cease,
Many are the hearts looking for the right
To see the dawn of peace.
Tenting to-night, Tenting to-night,
Tenting on the old Camp Ground.

We've been tenting to-night on the old Camp ground
Thinking of days gone by,
Of the lov'd ones at home that gave us the hand,
And the tear that said "Goodbye."

CHO.-Many are the hearts, etc.

We are tired of war on the old Camp ground,
Many are dead and gone,
Of the brave and true who've left their homes.
Others been wounded long.

CHO.-Many are the hearts, etc.

We've been fighting to-day on the old Camp ground, 
Many are lying near;
Some are dead, some are dying, 
Many are in tears.

CHORUS.
Many are the hearts that are weary to-night,
Wishing for the war to cease,
Many are the hearts looking for the right
To see the dawn of peace.
Dying to-night, Dying to-night,
Dying on the old Camp ground.

7 Roll of Honor read by S. R. Ball, Chief Marshal.

8 Benediction by Chaplain, followed by decoration of all graves of Confederate soldiers.

S. R. BALL, Chief Marshal.

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