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Even without the second verse the song is jarringly politically incorrect. (The chorus speaks of “smoke on the mountain, where the heathen gods stay”.) If you ever set out to find out just what it would take to get yourself excommunicated from the Unitarians, I bet playing this song while you did it would help.
Still, what a boisterous, two-stepping tribute to our fighting men and their mission this is. What a joyous anthem to freedom.
Someone needs to record it again.