Bonnie Blue                                                                Lyrics by Harry Macarthy

We are a band of brothers
And native to the soil
Fighting for the property
We gained by honest toil
And when our rights where threatened
The cry rose near and far...
"Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag
That bears the single star!"

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Hurrah! Hurrah!
For Southern Rights hurrah
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag
That bears the single star.

As long as the union
Was faithful to her trust,
Like friends and like brothers
Both kind were we and just;
But now, when northern treachery
Attempts our rights to mar,
We hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag
That bears the single star.

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First gallant South Carolina
Nobly made the stand,
Then came Alabama,
Who took her by the hand.
Next quickly Mississippi,
Georgia and Florida
All raised on high the Bonnie Blue Flag
That bears the single star.

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And here's to old Virginia
The Old Dominion State,
Who with the young Confederacy
At length has linked her fate;
Impelled by her example,
Now other states prepare,
To hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag
That bears the single star.

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Then cheer, boys, cheer;
Raise the joyous shout,
For Arkansas and North Carolina,
Now have both gone out,
And let another rousing cheer
For Tennessee be given,
The single star of the Bonnie Blue flag,
Has grown to be eleven.

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Then here's to the Confederacy,
Strong are we and brave
Like patriots of old we'll fight
Our heritage to save,
And rather than submit to shame;
To die we would prefer,
So cheer for the Bonnie Blue Flag
That bears the single star.

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