Blues of a Civil War Buff

Posted: February 6, 2014 by gamillerlasvegas in g.a. miller songs with lyrics
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Blues of a Civil War Buff

I pretend to be listening / as she speaks of some guy who dumped  ‘er

I’m actually back in history / at a place they call Fort Sumter

Eleanor, sweet  Eleanor / won’t you please quit slamming doors

my mind tends to wander / I’ve got battles to ponder / I love that Civil War

the CD player her late husband gave her / is cranking out some Laura Nyro

myself, I’m into documentaries / old Ken Burns is my hero

Eleanor, sweet Eleanor / please don’t throw stuff no more

my mind tends to wander / it’s way over yonder / I love that Civil War

and then she says  “where the hell are you now?” / once again, I feel like a jerk

when you are a Civil War Buff / relationships do not work

Eleanor, sweet Eleanor / Eleanor, Eleanor, Eleanor

my mind tends to wander / my paycheck’s been squandered / at Barnes and Noble Bookstore

you’ve got your blue, you’ve got your grey / U.S. Grant and Robert E. Lee

she gets up and packs a suitcase like / she is pointing a cannon at me

Eleanor, Sweet Eleanor / yes I know I also snore

my mind tends to wander / I’m a real no responder

I’ll always love that Civil War

copyright – G.A. Miller

photo by Lizzie Miller



  1. Resa says:

    Really great song!

    • Thanks Resa! Did you know that the largest cavalry battle of the Civil War took place at Brandy Station, Virginia on June 9, 1863? (whoops, I’m at it again…sorry)

      • Resa says:

        No sweat! My name’s not Elanor, and I think The Civil War is an incredible piece of history! 🙂
        No, didn’t know that the largest battle was at Brandy Station.
        “lol” I do know some re-enactors though, and they are still living in the war years! 😉

        • Ah yes, re-enactors. There’s a good book (here I go again) out by Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Horwitz called ‘Confederates in the Attic’ about these guys. I also read somewhere that if you want to understand the U.S. you should study this war, because we’re obviously still fighting it down here.

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