Civil War Re-enactor

It all started with a D and D game
A Time Life book about the blue and the grey
A pewter chess set from the Franklin Mint
A rusted sword from my cousin’s basement

You be the Captain I’ll be the Colonel
Civil War Re-Enactor
You be the Sergeant I’ll be the surgeon
Civil War Re-Enactor

The next thing I knew I bought a blue cap at a specialty store downtown
My wife stitched me a uniform that I could wear around
I bought an old carbine and I picked up a sword I polished my bayonet
My buddies from Michigan are driving down Gettysburg I’ll get there yet

You bring the Merrimac, I’ll bring the monitor
Civil War Re-enactor
You drink the whiskey, I’ll cut your leg off
Civil War Re-enactor
You bring the salt pork, I’ll bring the hard tack
Civil War Re-enactor
All of the violence but none of the death
Civil War Re-enactor

Sleeping like spoons to keep cozy at night
I polished my teeth to sharpen my bite
I got hit with a musket wad
So I’m never going back to my copy shop job

You bring the Merrimac, I’ll bring the monitor
Civil War Re-enactor
You drink the whiskey, I’ll cut your leg off
Civil War Re-enactor
You bring the salt pork, I’ll bring the hard tack
Civil War Re-enactor
All of the violence but none of the death
Civil War Re-enactor