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Thread #8916 Message #173249
Posted By: Amos
03-Feb-00 - 10:21 PM
Thread Name: Songs of the American Civil War
Subject: RE: Songs of the American Civil War
The Unreconstructed Rebel is one of my all-time favorite Civil War songs.
Frank Warner played and sang it on one of his Folkways LP's in the late Fifties, and he also did a creditable rendition of The Southern Girl's Reply, The Battle of Bull Run, The Bonnie Blue Flag, and one or two others which escape me at the moment. There are several differences in lyrics between Warner's Unreconstructed Rebel and that found in the DT from Collier's Magazine of 1913.
I can't say who improved what but I definitely like Warner's version better. It scans better and the imagery comes across vividly.
I have an .aiff file of several of these songs (doing them myself, not Warner) should anyone want one.