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Civil War Unit – Appendix E – The Bonnie Blue Flag, Dixie’s Land songs

Subjects:

Language Arts, Music, Social Studies  

Grades:

4, 5, 6  

Title – Civil War Unit – Appendix E – The Bonnie Blue Flag, Dixie’s Land songs
By – Sarah Higgins
Primary Subject – Social Studies
Secondary Subjects – Music, Language Arts
Grade Level – 4th-6th
Contents:

E-1
THE BONNIE BLUE FLAG
Lyrics by Harry Macarthy (d. 1874)

We are a band of brothers
   And native to the soil,
Fighting for the property
   We gained by honest toil;
And when our rights were threatened,
   The cry rose near and far–
“Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag
   That bears a single star!”

CHORUS: Hurrah! Hurrah!
   For Southern rights hurrah!
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag
   That bears a single star.

As long as the Union
   Was faithful to her trust,
Like friends and like brothers
   Both kind were we and just;
But now, when Northern treachery
   Attempts our rights to mar,
We hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag
   That bears a single star.–CHORUS

First gallant South Carolina
   Nobly made the stand,
Then came Alabama,
   Who took her by the hand.
Next quickly Mississippi,
   Georgia and Florida
All raised on high the Bonnie Blue Flag
   That bears a single star.–CHORUS

Ye men of valor, gather round
   The banner of the right;
Texas and fair Louisiana
   Join us in the fight.
Davis, our loved president,
   And Stephens statesman are;
Now rally round the Bonnie Blue Flag
   That bears a single star.–CHORUS

And here’s to old Virginia–
   The Old Dominion State–
Who with the young Confederacy
   At length has linked her fate;
Impelled by her example,
   Now other states prepare
To hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag
   That bears a single star.–CHORUS

Then cheer, boys, cheer;
   Raise the joyous shout,
For Arkansas and North Carolina
   Now have both gone out;
And let another rousing cheer
   For Tennessee be given,
The single star of the Bonnie Blue Flag
   Has grown to be eleven.–CHORUS

Then here’s to our Confederacy,
   Strong are we and brave;
Like patriots of old we’ll fight
   Our heritage to save.
And rather than submit to shame,
   To die we would prefer;
So cheer for the Bonnie Blue Flag
   That bears a single star.-CHORUS

E-2
DIXIE’S LAND
By Daniel Decatur Emmett
I wish I was in the land of cotton,
Old times there are not forgotten;
   Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!
In Dixie’s Land where I was born in,
Early on one frosty morning,
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!

CHORUS:Then I wish I was in Dixie! Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie’s Land I’ll take my stand, to live and die in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!

Old Missus married “Will the Weaver”;
William was a gay deceiver!
   Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!
But when he put his arm around her,
Smiled as fierce as a forty-pounder!
   Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!–CHORUS

His face was sharp as a butcher’s cleaver;
But that did not seem to grieve her!
   Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!
Old Missus acted the foolish part
And died for a man that broke her heart!
   Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!–CHORUS

Now here’s a health to the next old missus
And all the gals that want to kiss us!
   Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!
But if you want to drive away sorrow,
Come and hear this song tomorrow!
   Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!–CHORUS

There’s buckwheat cakes and Injin batter,
Makes you fat or a little fatter!
   Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!
Then hoe it down and scratch your gravel,
To Dixie’s Land I’m bound to travel!
   Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!-CHORUS

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