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THE SOUTHERN BANNER.
By Col. W. S. Hawkins, C. S. A., Camp Chase, Ohio.
Sing ho ! for the Southerner's meteor flag1 As 'tis flung" in its pride to the breeze,
From the happy glen and the beetling cragr 'Tis the pride of the land and the seas.
Hurrah ! for the scintillant Cross of Red, As it waves and glances in light,
Beneath it our brothers grandly tread, To battle for God and right.
The flag for which Southrons had gladly died Is the badge of the tyrant now,
And for it no blush of joy or pride Suffuseth the cheek or brow.
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Sing ho ! for the Southerner's flag for aye, And ho ! for its beautiful Cross ;
It shall be the signal of bold array Where the windy surges toss.
On a traitor's heart be the curses of night,
And palsied the craven hand That fails in the hazard of furious fight
For God and our Native Land.