The Battle of the Blue and the Grey

 Now it's gone ,gone , gone 
 Those years have passed away 
 It's gone , gone , gone 
 There's truth in what I say 
 It's gone , gone , gone 
 There's nothing more to say 
 But I'd do anything if I could do it all again 

 Well, I'm an old man now and I'm born to win the race 
 People won't believe me but there's truth in what I say 
 Many hearts were broken and a lot of tears were shed 
 The sky was black and the battlefield was red 

 Now it's gone , gone , gone 
 Those years have passed away 
 It's gone , gone , gone 
 There's truth in what I say 
 It's gone , gone , gone 
 There's nothing more to say 
 But I'd do anything if I could do it all again 

 Now ,Stonewall Jackson stepped right up and then he said to me 
 He said "The battle's gettin' rough son, guess we better flee. 
 There's grapeshot all around us and the field is black with lead. 
 You better start a-runnin' boy before you lose your head " . 

 It's gone , gone , gone 
 Those years have passed away 
 It's gone , gone , gone 
 There's truth in what I say 
 It's gone , gone , gone 
 There's nothing more to say 
 But I'd do anything if I could do it all again 

 Well, the cannons roared around us and the field was black with lead 
 I picked a soldier dressed in blue and filled him full of lead 
 I picked out six more soldiers there a-sittin' on a mound 
 I fixed my bayonet to my gun and really mowed them down 

 Now, it's gone , gone , gone 
 Those years have passed away 
 It's gone , gone , gone 
 There's truth in what I say 
 It's gone , gone , gone 
 There's nothing more to say 
 But I'd do anything if I could do it all again 
 But I'd do anything if I could do it all again 

 
 ©1963 Barry Gibb
danke an Christian Piko.