Civil War Songs... The Bonnie Blue Flag
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!
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 brethren, 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.
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 Flag that bears a single star.
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 statesmen are
Now rally round the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.
And here's to brave Virginia the Old Dominion state
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 the single star.
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 Flag that bears the single star.
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 on the Bonnie Blue Flag has grown to be eleven.
And to Missouri we extend both heart and hand
And welcome her a sister of our Confederate band
Tho surrounded by oppression no one dare deter
Her adding to our Bonnie Blue Flag her bright and twelfth star!