The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54140   Message #1044335
Posted By: Jon W.
30-Oct-03 - 01:48 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Dixie
Subject: RE: Origins: Dixie
McGrath wrote: "("To arms" suggest the author had been listening to the Marseillaise.) "

From the liner notes of Keith & Rusty McNeil's CD Set "Civil War Songs (with historical narration)", on the song "Virginian Marseillaise": "The sheet music for the VIRGINIAN MARSEILLAISE included three versions: English, French, and Virginian. During the war, the MARSEILLAISE was so strongly identified with the Confederacy that a French theatrical group was arrested in New York for singing the MARSEILLAISE during their performance."