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The song "I didn't raise my boy to by a coward" came into the
scene around 1915. This was the time when anti-war sentiments were catching up
in USA. In this song, a lonely mother, scared for the well-being for his son
who is a soldier and fighting the war argues that she didn't raise the boy to
be a soldier.
"Ten million mothers' heart must break, for the ones who died in
She says that nations must resolve their conflict by negotiations and not by
fight where son of one mother kills the son of another.
"Who dares to put a musket on his soldier, to shoot some other mother's
Hence it is a direct reflection of that time, as US soldiers were
fighting war of this scale for the first time and anti-war sentiments were
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Oct 11th, 2015
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