Savior Of Our Country

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SAVIOR OF OUR COUNTRY
(1865) James Porter and O. Wheelock,

Father! when on earth you fell
Father! was my Mother well?
When I fell your Mother cried!
Then unconsciously I died.
Glory forms our sunlight here!
Astral Lamps our Chandelier!
Rode you here among the stars,
In the train of silver cars!

Willie! on the earth look back!
Father! tis a speck of black!
Robed in Mourning as you see!
Mourns the Earth for you and me!

God is Father! God is dear!
May I have two Fathers here?
Father! on our Golden pave,
Jingles something from your grave!
Willie! yes, Four Million Chains,
Bring I here where Justice Reigns,
From the Land your Father saves!
Chains that bound Four Millions Slaves!

Willie! on the earth look back!
Father! tis a speck of black!
Robed in Mourning as you see!
Mourns the Earth for you and me!

I have conquered all the Land!
I have made the South my Friend!
Who four years my power defied!
In my Glory's zenith died!
WILLIE! on the earth look back!
Father! 'tis a speck of black?
Robed in Mourning as you see!
Mourns the Earth for you and me!

Willie! on the earth look back!
Father! tis a speck of black!
Robed in Mourning as you see!
Mourns the Earth for you and me!

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from Ring the Bell Softly, track released February 12, 2017
Chris Vallillo guitars, vocals

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Chris Vallillo Macomb, Illinois

Chris Vallillo is a singer/songwriter and folk musician who makes the people and places of “unmetropolitan” America come to life in song.

Performing on six-string and bottleneck slide guitars and harmonica, Vallillo weaves original, contemporary, and traditional songs and narratives into a compelling and entertaining portrait of the history and lifestyles of the Midwest.
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