Judy Cook, Folksinger

We'll Fight for Uncle Abe

Author: C.E. Pratt &Frederick Buckl

Source: Songs of the Civil War, compiled & edited by Irwin Silber, Dover 1960 - 95

Notes: Minstrel stage song.  Music composer Frederick Buckley was a member and leading spirit of one of the most famous minstrel troupes of the day, "The Buckley Serenaders.  Born in England.Typical of minstrel songs of the day that chose to comment on the war, is praise of McClellan and the attack on John Bull