The Earth gave up her dead

The Man Who Was

The Earth gave up her dead that tide, 
  Into our camp he came,
And said his say and went his way, 
  And left our hearts aflame.

Keep tally—on the gun-butt score 
  The vengeance we must take
When God shall bring full reckoning 
  For our dead comrade's sake!

                                         Ballad