7 thoughts on “Singing About Sherman

  1. Mark September 13, 2011 / 7:06 am

    That’s pretty funny. I liked the guitar playing.

  2. Mark September 13, 2011 / 7:16 am

    I’m sure next week they’ll do a song about Joseph Wheeler, about whom D. H. Hill is supposed to have said “the whole of Georgia is full of bitter complaints of Wheeler’s cavalry . . . I hope to God he will never get back to Georgia.” As I understand it, he was just carrying out Confederate war policy however. Denying the enemy of anything he can use when you don’t know where he’s going.

    I’ve read that Sherman was well-received in Georgia after the war, and it wasn’t until Davis memoirs came out that shaped people’s memories that the Sherman resentment started. Is that true?

  3. Ray O'Hara September 13, 2011 / 7:47 am

    get Prussian Blue to sing it and you have a big hit.
    and unfortunately I’m not being facetious

  4. Charles Lovejoy September 14, 2011 / 9:03 am

    Interesting chord progression, sounds like a mix of the marshal Tucker band’s fire on the mountain and the Outlaw’s green grass and high tides forever

  5. Greg Taylor September 15, 2011 / 7:51 am

    Sounds like Nirvana-on the nihilistic side…..not sure about the “hot tamale” part though!

  6. Tony Gunter September 15, 2011 / 6:42 pm

    Why’d you kill my chickens … SHER man … they should have said “if Meridian is your target, why’d you burn my friggin log cabin.” 😀

  7. Terry Walbert September 17, 2011 / 11:11 am

    Sherman is my favorite Civil War general, and I think he gets a bad rap from the popular culture. I once heard it said that he burned many houses in Georgia, some of which can be seen today.

    Perhaps his real offense was the insult of actually “marching through Georgia.” Hey, that would make the title of a terrific song.

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