Southern War Songs Camp-Fire, Patriotic & Sentimental

200+ Song Lyrics Collected, Arranged & Illustrated, By W. L. Fagan - online songbook

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The Southern yell rang- loud and high the moment that we
thundered in, Smiting the demons hip and thigh, cleaving them to the very
chin; My right arm bared for fiercer play the left one held the
rein in slack; In all the fury of the fray I sought the white man, not the
The dabbled clots of brain and gore across the swirling
sabres ran; To me each brutal visage bore the front of one accurs'd
man ! Throbbing along the frenzied vein, my blood seem'd kindled
into song— The death-dirge of the sacred slain, the slogan of immortal
It glared athwart the dripping glaves, it blazed in each avenging eye—
The thought of desecrated graves and some lone sister's des­perate cry.
Virginia Sword-Beit Clasp.