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Lyr Add: Stonewall Jackson's Way

chico 15 Jun 05 - 07:47 AM
masato sakurai 15 Jun 05 - 08:52 AM
masato sakurai 15 Jun 05 - 09:25 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 15 Jun 05 - 04:55 PM
Rapparee 16 Jun 05 - 02:18 PM
GUEST,Phil d'Conch 15 Feb 18 - 11:10 AM
GUEST,Phil d'Conch 15 Feb 18 - 07:07 PM
kendall 15 Feb 18 - 08:13 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Stonewall Jackson's Way
From: chico
Date: 15 Jun 05 - 07:47 AM

       C                                      F       C           G7
Come stack arms, Men! Pile on the rails, stir up the camp-fire bright;
    C                                  G7             C
No matter if the canteen fails, we'll make a roaring night.
       F          C                  G7               C
Here Shenandoah brawls along, there burly Blue Ridge echoes strong,
    F                  C       E°       G7                C
To swell the Brigade's rousing song of "Stonewall Jackson's Way."

We see him now -- the old slouched hat cocked o'er his eye askew,
The shrewd, dry smile, the speech so pat, so calm, so blunt, so true.
The "blue-light elder" knows 'em well; says he, "That's Banks -- he's fond of shell;
Lord save his soul! We'll give him" -- well, that's "Stonewall Jackson's Way."

Silence! Ground arms! Kneel all! Caps off! Old Blue-light's going to pray.
Strangle the fool that dares to scoff! Attention! Its his way.
Appealing from his native sod, in forma pauperis to God --
"Lay bare thine arm, stretch forth thy rod! Amen!" That's "Stonewall's Way."

He's in the saddle now. Fall in! Steady! The whole brigade!
Hill's at the ford, cut off -- we'll win his way out, ball and blade!
What matter if our shoes are worn? What matter if our feet are torn?
"Quick step! We're with him before dawn!" That's "Stonewall Jackson's Way."

The sun's bright lances rout the mists of morning, and by George!
Here's Longstreet struggling in the lists, hemmed in an ugly gorge.
Pope and his Yankees, whipped before, "Bay'nets and grape!" Near Stonewall roar;
"Charge Stuart! Pay off Ashby's score!" Is "Stonewall Jackson's Way."

Ah! Maiden, wait and watch and yearn for news of Stonewall's band!
Ah! Widow read with eyes that burn that ring upon thy hand.
Ah! Wife, sew on, pray on, hope on! Thy life shall not be all forlorn.
The foe had better ne'er been born that gets in "Stonewall's Way."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Stonewall Jackson's Way
From: masato sakurai
Date: 15 Jun 05 - 08:52 AM

From Levy:

Title: Stonewall Jackson's Way.
Composer, Lyricist, Arranger: na
Publication: Baltimore: Miller & Beacham, 1862.
Form of Composition: strophic with chorus
Instrumentation: piano and voice
First Line: Come, stack arms, men! pile on the rails stir up the campfire bright
First Line of Chorus: Of "Stonewall Jackson's way" Of "Stonewall Jackson's way" to swell the brigade's rousing song Of "Stonewall Jackson's way"

Title: Stonewall Jackson's Way.
Composer, Lyricist, Arranger: na
Publication: Baltimore: George Willig, 1862.
Form of Composition: strophic with chorus
Instrumentation: piano and voice
First Line: Come, stack arms, men! pile on the rails stir up the campfire bright
First Line of Chorus: Of "Stonewall Jackson's way" Of "Stonewall Jackson's way"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Stonewall Jackson's Way
From: masato sakurai
Date: 15 Jun 05 - 09:25 AM

"Stonewall Jackson's Way" (anonymous / anonymous) [midi & text] is at More American Civil War Music (1861-1865).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Stonewall Jackson's Way
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Jun 05 - 04:55 PM

The version at pdmusic (link above by Masato) is credited to John Williamson Palmer, 1862, authority Irwin Silber, "Songs of the Civil War," but the index listing is 'Anonymous.' More Civil War

Francis D. Allan, 1874, in his "Lone Star Ballads, A Collection of Southern Patriotic Songs Made During Confederate Times," pp. 50-51, has the same lyrics as pdmusic, but Allan says: "Found on the body of a Sergeant of the Old Stonewall Brigade, at Winchester, VA."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Stonewall Jackson's Way
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jun 05 - 02:18 PM

It's also in Silber's "Songs of the Civil War."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Stonewall Jackson's Way
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
Date: 15 Feb 18 - 11:10 AM

"The "blue-light elder" knows 'em well;"

"Silence! Ground arms! Kneel all! Caps off! Old Blue-light's going to pray."

Stonewall's religious fervor gets him the "conservative" label quite often but he was a "progressive" by the standards of his time. Rigid and devout yes, but not "old fashioned" conservative.

The First Great Awakening gave us the expressions Old and New Light.

Them in which the "New Light" of conversion burned the brightest were said to be Blue Light, the brightest light known at the time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Stonewall Jackson's Way
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
Date: 15 Feb 18 - 07:07 PM

PS: The current LGBT movement in the Church is known as "New Light" and,

With one known exception, Stonewall didn't tolerate cussin' so no giving them h-e-double hockey sticks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Stonewall Jackson's Way
From: kendall
Date: 15 Feb 18 - 08:13 PM

I've had, for many years, an lp of Civil war songs of the south by Tennessee Ernie Ford. He also di one of songs of the north, but I like the south songs much better.


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