Southern War Songs Camp-Fire, Patriotic & Sentimental

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

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We're the boys so gay and happy, Wheresoever we chance to be—
If at home, or on camp duty, 'Tis the same, we're always free!
Chorus.—Then let the Yanks say what they will, We'll be gay and happy still; Gay and happy, gay and happy, We'll be gay and happy still.
We've left our homes, and those we cherish
In our own dear Texas land! We would rather fight and perish
Side by side, and hand in hand.
Old Virginia needs assistance— Northern hosts invade her soil—
We'll present a firm resistance, Courting danger, fire and toil.
Then let drums and muskets rattle--Fearless as the name we bore,
We'll not leave the field of battle While a Yank is on our shore.

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