Southern War Songs Camp-Fire, Patriotic & Sentimental

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




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By spicy groves, where beauty roves, and where the Yankees swarm,
With vandal feet, in hireling droves, she swears her ven­geance warm.
Arkansas strikes Missouri's hand—they cross the bayonet, Each thinking of a glorious band with blood of kindred
met; They bless the Post, whose little host fought all but treason
well; And Elkhorn's grief and Springfield's boast their patriot
bosoms swell.
From where the cypress droppeth down tear-dews on Jack­son's tomb ;
From where the darkest mountains frown, and brightest valleys bloom,
All broad of breast, with lance in rest, and in their swift-streams free,
Pour down the bravest and the best of sinewy Tennessee.
With Vicksburg boiling in their veins, the Mississippians
cheer, With wildest joy, the trumpet-strains that speak the battle
near; O hear! O hark! the name of Stark is passed along the
line— A thousand eyes more keenly mark where gathering foes
combine.
From Chickamauga to the flames that o'er Savannah glare, Inspired by Bee and Barton's names the Georgians, too are there;
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