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Taylor, The Fine Old Southern Gentleman.

AIR --- "Fine Old English Gentleman."
Song performed by: Dean Potter (vocals) and Tara Dirst (banjo). Recording engineer: Matt Dotson.

I sing you an honest song, made by an honest pate,
Of a fine old Southern gentleman, who owns a fine estate;
And who, in peace or war, or both, has ever been first rate,
And an honor to old KENTUCK, his noble native state ---
This fine old Southern gentlemen --- one of the present time.

He isn't like your "nice young men" --- your dandy Broadway beaux ---
Who smell of Goraud's "eau jasmine," and all other kinds of eaux!
And pinch, in true Parisian boots, the excruciated toes ---
HE never "cut a swell" --- a friend --- or ought but fighting foes,
This fine old Southern gentlemen --- one of the present time.

When of vet'rans old the blood ran cold at the savage Indian's yell,
"OLD ZACHARY" stood 'midst death and blood, and earned his laurels well ---
Nor was the voice of charity o'er driven from his heart,
Which still hath been, 'mid every scene, fair mercy's counterpart.
He's a fine old Southern gentleman --- one of the present time.

HE never stood, in time of war, for holiday parade;
Or heeded all the technicals of some Generals on Parade;
He fought with gallant soldiers, who of hasty "supes" were made,
And proved that volunteers, with him, soon learned the fighting trade.
Of the fine old Southern gentleman --- one of the present time.