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According to that YouTube entry, the song was recorded by Gene Galimore using the name of Shorty Browning. The YouTube entry shows the label of the Nashville Records 45 rpm recording. The label is a bit fuzzy, but it looks like the song was written by Eugene Krock - or something close to it.
I believe that the following are the lyrics (although there is one line I can't decipher; if somebody can supply the missing words that would be great):
Old Murfreesboro was a peaceful town
In the middle of Tennessee.
Where you go and have a little farm,
A-settle down if you please.
But a hundred years ago, my friend,
The Yanks changed all of that.
They came down here to fight a war
That they won't forget.
While the Yanks were sleepin',
Forrest's men were creepin'
Right up to their front door.
When the battle was over and the men liberated,
Murfreesboro was free once more.
The Yanks took all the men and boys,
Locked them up in jail.
Six men were sentenced to die at dawn
The rebels charged in the early morn,
Caught the Yanks with their britches down.
A bitter lesson was learned that day:
Never sleep when Forrest was 'round.
When the big battle started in the early morn,
It sounded like a ragin' storm.
All over the hills and the valleys below,
They kept those cannons warm.
When Forrest gave the orders to advance,
His men didn't even pause.
The gun barrels glistened in the morning light,
They fought for the rebel cause.