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The Kentucky Battle Song

In the year of ’61,
We left our native land.
For we could not bend our spirits
To a tyrant’s stern command.
And we rallied to our Buckner
While our hearts were sad and sore,
To offer our blood for freedom
As our fathers did before.

Chorus
And we’ll march, march, march
To the music of the drum
We were driven forth in exile
From our old Kentucky home.

When first the Southern flag unfurled
Its folds upon the air,
Its stars had hardly gathered,
‘Til Kentucky’s sons were there.
And they swore a solemn oath,
And they sternly gathered round.
They would only live as free men
In the dark and bloody ground.
(repeat chorus)

With Buckner as our leader,
And Morgan in the van,
We will plant the flag of freedom
In our fair and happy land.
We will drive the tyrant’s minions
To the Ohio’s rolling flood,
And we’ll dye her waves with crimson
With coward Yankee blood.
(repeat chorus)

Then cheer ye, Southern braves!
You still shall see the day
When Kentucky’s fairest daughters
Will cheer you on your way.
And then her proud old mothers
Will welcome one and all,
For united we stand,
Divided we fall.
(repeat chorus)

The Bonnie Blue Flag

The Bonnie Blue Flag
1. We are the band of brothers, and native to the soil,
Fighting for our liberty, with treasure, blood and 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.

2. As long as the Union was faithful to her trust,
Like friends and brethren kind we were, 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.

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3. First gallant South Carolina nobly made the stand,
Then came Alabama and took her by the hand;
Next, quickly, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida,
All raised on high the bonnie Blue Flat that bears a Single Star.

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4. Ye men of valor gather round the banner of the right,
Texas and fair Louisiana join us in the fight;
With Davis, our loved President, and Stephens, statesmen rare,
We’ll rally round the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a Single Star.

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5. We look to old Kentucky; our sister Blue Grass State,
To stand for right and overwhelm, the foe poised at her gate,
She gave us old Jeff Davis; and many sons to bear,
The banner called the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a Single Star.

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6. And here’s to brave Virginia, the Old Dominion State,
With the young Confederacy at length has linked her faith;
Impelled by her example, now other States prepare,
To hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a Single Star.

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7. Then cheer, boys, cheer, raise a 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.

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8. Then here’s to our Confederacy, strong we are 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 Flat that bears a Single Star.

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