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wildlone Lyr Req: Everybody's Dixie (Albert Pike) (4) RE: Everybody's Dixie 08 Feb 03


Here is a selection of DIXIE songs



EVERYBODY'S DIXIE
by Albert Pike
(1809-1891)

Southrons, hear your country call you,
Up, lest worse than death befall you!
   To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!
Lo! all the beacon-fires are lighted,--
Let all hearts be now united!
   To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!

CHORUS:Advance the flag of Dixie!
   Hurrah! Hurrah!
In Dixie's land we take our stand,
   And live or die for Dixie!
To arms! To arms!
   And conquer peace for Dixie!
To arms! To arms!
   And conquer peace for Dixie!

Hear the Northern thunders mutter!
Northern flags in South winds flutter!
   To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!
Send them back your fierce defiance!
Stamp upon the cursed alliance!
   To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!--CHORUS

Fear no danger! Shun no labor!
Lift up rifle, pike, and sabre!
   To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!
Shoulder pressing close to shoulder,
Let the odds make each heart bolder!
   To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!--CHORUS

How the South's great heart rejoices
At your cannon's ringing voices!
   To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!
For faith betrayed and pledges broken,
Wrongs inflicted, insults spoken,
   To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!--CHORUS

Strong as lions, swift as eagles,
Back to their kennels hunt these beagles!
   To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!
Cut the unequal bonds asunder!
Let them hence each other plunder!
   To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!--CHORUS

Swear upon your country's altar
Never to submit or falter--
   To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!
Till the spoilers are defeated,
Till the Lord's work is completed!
   To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!--CHORUS

Halt not till our Federation
Secures among earth's powers its station!
   To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!
Then at peace and crowned with glory,
Hear your children tell the story!
   To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!--CHORUS

If the loved ones weep in sadness,
Victory soon shall bring them gladness--
   To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!
Exultant pride soon vanish sorrow;
Smiles chase tears away to-morrow!
   To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!--CHORUS


This one was sung during the American Civil War


The Officers of Dixie

Let me whisper in your ear, sir,
Something that the South should hear, sir,
Of the war, of the war, of the war in Dixie;
A growing curse - a "burning shame", sir,
In the chorus I will name, sir,
Of the war, of the war, of the war in Dixie.

Chorus:

The officers of Dixie, alone, alone!
The honors share, the honors wear,
Throughout the land of Dixie!

|: 'Tis so, 'tis so, throughout the land of Dixie. :|

2. Swelling, 'round with gold lace plenty,
See the gay "brass button" gentry,
In the war, in the war, in the war in Dixie.
Solomon in all his splendors
Was scarce arrayed like these "defenders,"
In the war, in the war, in the war in Dixie.
Chorus:

3. In cities, sir, it is alarming
To see them 'round the hotel swarming,
Such a war, such a war, such a war in Dixie.
And at each little one-horse town, sir,
See the "birds" how they fly 'round, sir,
Such a war, such a war, such a war in Dixie.
Chorus:

4. On the steamboat, in the cars, sir,
Deep respect is shown the "bars", sir,
Of the war, of the war, of the war in Dixie.
For with all sexes, sizes, ages,
How the "gold lace fever" rages,
Of the war, of the war, of the war in Dixie.
Chorus:

5. The ladies! Bless the darling creatures!
Quite distort their pretty features,
For the war, for the war, for the war in Dixie.
And say (I know you've seen it done, sir),
"They'll have an officer or none, sir,"
For the war, for the war, for the war in Dixie.
Chorus:

6. And if when death shots 'round us rattle,
An officer is killed in battle,
In the war, in the war, in the war in Dixie.
How the martyr is lamented!
(This is right - we've not dissented.)
In the war, in the war, in the war in Dixie.
Chorus:

7. But only speak of it to show, sir,
Privates are not honored so, sir,
In the war, in the war, in the war in Dixie.
No muffled drum, no wreath of glory,
If one dies, proclaims the story,
In the war, in the war, in the war in Dixie.
Chorus:

8. List the moral of my song, sir,
In Dixie there is something wrong, sir,
With the war, with the war, with the war in Dixie.
As all that glitters is not gold, sir,
Read and ponder what I've told, sir,
Of the war, of the war, of the war in Dixie.
Chorus:


UNION DIXIE
Music: Daniel Decatur Emmett
Words: Anonymous

Away down South in the land of traitors,
Rattlesnakes and alligators,
Right away, come away, right away, come away.
Where cotton's king and men are chattels,
Union boys will win the battles,
Right away, come away, right away, come away.

CHORUS: Then we'll all go down to Dixie,
Away, away,
Each Dixie boy must understand
That he must mind his Uncle Sam,
Away, away,
And we'll all go down to Dixie.
Away, away,
And we'll all go down to Dixie.

I wish I was in Baltimore,
I'd make Secession traitors roar,
Right away, come away, right away, come away.
We'll put the traitors all to rout.
I'll bet my boots we'll whip them out,
Right away, come away, right away, come away.

CHORUS: Then they'll wish they were in Dixie,
Away, away,
Each Dixie boy must understand
That he must mind his Uncle Sam,
Away, away,
And we'll all go down to Dixie.
Away, away,
And we'll all go down to Dixie.

Oh, may our Stars and Stripes still wave
Forever o'er the free and brave,
Right away, come away, right away, come away.
And let our motto ever be --
"For Union and for Liberty!"
Right away, come away, right away, come away.

CHORUS: Then they'll wish they were in Dixie,
Away, away,
Each Dixie boy must understand
That he must mind his Uncle Sam,
Away, away,
And we'll all go down to Dixie.
Away, away,
And we'll all go down to Dixie.


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