Its coat was reddish gray with a long, strong panther-like tail. Prostitution, illness (particularly typhoid) and wartime corruption were endemic, and fortunes were made quickly at the expense of many. In fact, the last known âblue Fugateâ was born in 1975, and his skin color faded to normal as he grew up. volunteers were issued dark blue jackets and kepis but with light blue trousers. They sold around 200 records, shrugged it off as a loss, and forgot about it. Subject: Lyr Add: Faded Coat of Blue ("The Nameless Grave") From: Artful Codger Date: 01 Mar 07 - 08:37 PM The DigiTrad entry for "The Faded Coat of Blue" neglects to mention that it was written by J.H. Faded Coat of Blue DESCRIPTION: "My brave boy sleeps in his faded coat of blue, In a lonely grave unknown lies that heart that beat so true." Confederate uniforms were gray kepi, jacket and trousers. They have definitely been added to my reading list. There is a sequel that, contrary to the note at the end of Faded Coat of Blue, is not titled The Vacant Chair. In a lonely grave heâs sleeping in his faded coat of blue. Dying, he bids farewell to mother. Search for: Ad-Free Bluegrass Lyrics, still! (Parry's detailed, visceral description of the streets of Washington during the Civil War is â¦ Join our email list for the latest news from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Visit our Donations Page. The singer is confident they will meet in heaven "Where a robe of white is given for a faded coat of blue." Search Bluegrass Lyrics. "Faded Coat of Blue" is a thoroughly delightful, page-turning work, made even more valuable by its skilled embodiment of every literary trick in the book, combined with remarkable historical accuracy. As these weathered and faded, they took on a light brownish appearance, which gave rise to the nickname "Butternuts" for Southern soldiers. A good story and welcome leavening of the American myth. If you'd like to buy us a sandwich, however, we would be grateful. But the good news is that Parry is making the exploits of Abel Jones into a series, and Call Each River Jordan, Shadows of Glory and Honor's Kingdom have already been published. It doesnât mean the condition is gone from the family; thereâs a chance another child could be born with it, but the incidents of it should be fewer and farther between in the modern era. Jones purpues the blood of the battlefield through the intrigues of Washington, D.C., where evil and good intertwine.Faded Coat of Blue It had a black stripe on its back and âtalonsâ on its feet. Bluegrasslyrics.com remains an ad-free and revenue-free site in every respect. [John Hugh] McNaughton (1829-1891), and published in 1865. The head and legs were short-haired and the color of a deer. When Eiffel 65 released 'Blue (Da Ba Dee),' it was a flop. Faded Coat of Blue is a book that I hated to see end. My brave lad sleeps in his faded coat of blue In a lone silent grave lies a heart that beat so true He fell faint and hungry among the famous(?) Abel Jones, a Welsh immigrant and Union army enlistee, investigates the death of Anthony Fowler, a young volunteer captain whose murder is blamed on the Confederates.