What's the grammar behind A'warring, from the lyrics of Symphony of Destruction by Megadeth?

It's the first time I'm seeing the use of such apostrophe.


The a- prefix to gerunds or participles of verbs (of motion, in particular), often as an intensifier, is rather old-fashioned or archaic in British English, but still common in certain regional US dialects. An apostrophe can be used in place of a dash.


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