6-9-21 A Song with 2 Names

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Whether on the march or around the campfire in bivouac, singing played a large part in the life of the soldier, North or South. During the war, scores of songs (pardon the pun) were published and covered a wide range; patriotic, humorous, sentimental, the folks back home, or just for fun. There was one song, published in 1863 that became very popular in both armies; it was a sentimental ballad from the viewpoint of a maiden whose lover has gone off to war. It was so sentimental that for a time it was banned from being performed in The Army of The Potomac on the grounds that it would increase and encourage desertions. The ban was soon lifted; the desertions feared never materialized and besides it couldn't be enforced and was mostly ignored by the rank and file.

The song was also very popular in the Southern armies, only under a different title and minor adjustments to the lyrics.

What was the title of the Northern version of the song ?
What was the title of the Southern version of the song?

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Morth: "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again"
South: "For Bales" based on Northerners getting rich in New Orleans under Beast Butler.

Source: CivilWarTalk thread. Lol

Edit - Those two songs had the same melody, but the words were not likely to encourage desertions.

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19 Title of the Northern version: Weeping, Sad and Lonely
2) Title of the Southern version: When this cruel war is over

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https://theimaginativeconservative....erican-civil-war-songs-stephen-klugewicz.html


"The song was published in several editions both in the North and the South, and was better known as "When This Cruel War Is Over" in the South and as "Weeping, Sad and Lonely", its opening line, in the North. In Southern editions, the first verse's reference to a "suit of blue" was changed to "suit of gray" and the rhyme adjusted to fit the new word."

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=When_This_Cruel_War_Is_Over&oldid=898537107
 
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Was one of the titles AuraLee?

Edit - Sorry, heyclaire2, Aura Lee was a sentimental ballad of the Civil War era, but it was published in 1861. As far as I know, it was known by the same name North and South and was never banned by the Army of the Potomac.

Welcome to the trivia game, anyway. Hope you'll come back and play again.

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Whether on the march or around the campfire in bivouac, singing played a large part in the life of the soldier, North or South. During the war, scores of songs (pardon the pun) were published and covered a wide range; patriotic, humorous, sentimental, the folks back home, or just for fun. There was one song, published in 1863 that became very popular in both armies; it was a sentimental ballad from the viewpoint of a maiden whose lover has gone off to war. It was so sentimental that for a time it was banned from being performed in The Army of The Potomac on the grounds that it would increase and encourage desertions. The ban was soon lifted; the desertions feared never materialized and besides it couldn't be enforced and was mostly ignored by the rank and file.

The song was also very popular in the Southern armies, only under a different title and minor adjustments to the lyrics.

What was the title of the Northern version of the song ?
What was the title of the Southern version of the song?

credit: @warbird43
Weeping, Sad and Lonely, sung in the Southern states as When This Cruel War Is Over.
 

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1) "When This Cruel War Is Over"
2) "When Upon the Field of Glory"

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Edit - "When This Cruel War Is Over" was the Southern, not the Northern version. According to what I could find, "When Upon the Field of Glory" is an "answer song," not the same song.

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