Sweethearts Left Back Home
The Billy Yanks and Johnny Rebs left loved ones behind when they went off to fight in the Civil War. Some of the soldiers would never return home, their lives lost on the battlefield or to disease. Those who did return home may find an empty chair at the family’s table, a loved gone from this life.
The men of the Civil War often left wives or sweethearts behind. If you have ever had to leave your own “Sallie” behind, then you understand how the Civil War soldiers felt. This song conveys the longing they had for their sorely missed “Sallie.”
Performed by Tom Roush