Southern War Songs Camp-Fire, Patriotic & Sentimental

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

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Cheer, boys, cheer ! we'll march away to battle !
Cheer, boys, cheer! for our sweethearts and our wives ! Cheer, boys, cheer! we'll nobly do our duty,
And give to the South our hearts, our arms, our lives.
Bring forth the flag—our country's noble standard;
Wave it on high 'till the wind shakes each fold out: Proudly it floats, nobly waving in the vanguard ;
Then cheer, boys, cheer! with a lusty, long, bold shout, Cheer, boys, cheer! etc.
But as we march, with heads all lowly bending,
Let us implore a blessing from on high; Our cause is just—the right from wrong defending;
And the God of battle will listen to our cry. Cheer, boys, cheer! etc.
Tho' to our homes we never may return, Ne'er press again our lov'd ones in our arms,
O'er our lone graves their faithful hearts will mourn, Then cheer up, boys, cheer! such death hath no alarms. Cheer, boys, cheer! etc.