The other night I went looking for the lyrics to Count This Penny's transcendent song, "Do Not Borrow Trouble" and I wasn't able to find them. So, as a general service to others who might be looking for the same, the transcribed lyrics are below.

For those of you aren't familiar with the genesis of this song, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum loaned a number of letters written by a Civil War soldier to Count This Penny for them to write two songs from the soldier's perspective. The songs were released in early March as a limited release 45 and also as digital downloads. You might also enjoy this YouTube video that describes the creation of the songs.> Father, Mother ever dearI'm your unworthy sonI seat myself to tell you ofThe ground that we have won

We look for a fight at ShilohIn the black heart of SeceshThere's a hundred thousand soldiers hereAnd we can't get no restAnd we can't get no rest

Oh…

The waiting here will use us upThe hardtack's hard to takeI'll bear it like the others doAnd whisper no complaint

We're a mile from the Tennessee RiverWhere the peach trees bloom and swayI'm way down South in in the land of cottonThat's more than some can sayThat's more than some can say

Oh…

Please do not borrow troubleI am well; I do not fearAnd do not believe rumorsI am sure that you will hear

I seen old tight ass StuartAnd I asked him how he goesHe does not like the soldieringNo letters come from homeNo letters come from home

Oh…

Father, Mother ever dearI'm your unworthy sonI seat myself to tell you ofThe ground that we have wonThe ground that we have won

Please do not borrow troubleI am well; I do not fearAnd do not believe rumorsI am sure that you will hear