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Thread #54140 Message #1044171
Posted By: GUEST,Q
29-Oct-03 - 08:01 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Dixie
Subject: RE: Origins: Dixie
(See I'm a guest again on IE. A member on Netscape).
The published title of the song is "The War Song of Dixie," words by Albert Pike and Music by J. C. Vierick (Opus 562), published 1861, by Werlein and Halsey, New Orleans, "inscribed to our gallant volunteers." A copy is available at American Memory.
Inside, the first page of music is headed "Southrons, Hear your country call you."
The chorus is not properly separated from the text of the six verses in the Yale Book of Verse:
Advance the flag of Dixie! Hurrah! Hurrah!
For Dixie's Land we'll take our stand
And live and die for Dixie.
To arms! To arms! And conquer peace for Dixie.
To arms! To arms! And conquer peace for Dixie