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Lyr Add: Virginian Marseillaise

23 Jun 05 - 01:51 AM (#1507709)
Subject: Lyr Add: Virginian Marseillaise
From: chico

          F         C7       F   Dm          Bb       Gm   C7 F
Virginia hears the dreadful summons, sounding hoarsley from afar
                      (Bb) C    Gm   (D7 Gm)    C7       F
On her sons she calls and calmly bids them now prepare for war
Bids them now prepare for war

                        7       F       7       Bb      G7          C
With manly hearts and hands to aid her, she cares not how her foeman swarm
    Fm                      C    C7+       Fm                           C
She bares her bosom to the storm, while she laughs, to scorn the pround invader

7 F             C (7)    F                  C
To Arms! Brothers dear. Gird on, the trenchant brand
(7)   F      C    F7   Bb   F B°   C   C9   F       C7      F
Strike Home! Strike Home! No craven fear! For home and native land!

Shall the sons of Old Virginia prove unworthy of their sires
No! They'l show the haughty foeman, That in fight, she "never tires"
With fav'ring heaven to befriend her To whome alone she bends the knee
'Til ev'ry foot of soil is free she her sacred cause will ne'er surrender

A ray of never dying glory, shall Virginia's brows o'erspread
Men unborn shall tell the story, how their fathers fought and bled
While fairest hands their wounds were tending and brightest eyes the dead bewailed
How not a noble bosom quailed, E'en to die, their native land defending

[Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1863, by George Dunn in the clerk's office of the district court of the

confederate states of America, for the eastern district of virginia]

23 Jun 05 - 07:18 AM (#1507831)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Virginian Marseillaise
From: masato sakurai

Sheet music at the Levy collection.

Title: Virginian Marseillaise.
Composer, Lyricist, Arranger: Composed & Arranged for the Voice & Piano Forte by F.W. Rosier.
Publication: Richmond, VA: Lithographed & Published by Geo. Dunn & Co., P.O. Box 991, 1863.
Form of Composition: strophic with chorus
Instrumentation: piano and voice
First Line: Virginia hears the dreadful summons, sounding hoarsely from afar
First Line of Chorus: To arms! Brothers dear! Gird on the trenchant brand!

23 Jun 05 - 04:38 PM (#1508267)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Lyr. Add: Southern Marseillaise

Sons of the South, awake to glory!
A thousand voices bid you rise;
Your children, wives and grandsires hoary,
Gaze on you now with trusting eyes!
Gaze on you now with trusting eyes!

Your country every strong arm calling,
To meet the hireling Northern band
That comes to desolate the land,
With fire and flood and scenes appalling:
To arms, to arms, ye brave!
The avenging sword unsheathe!
March on! march on!
All hearts resolved on victory or death!

Now, now, the dangerous storm is rolling,
Which treach'rous brothers madly raise:
The dogs of war let loose are howling,
And soon our peaceful towns may blaze!
And soon our peaceful towns may blaze!
Shall fiends who basely plot our ruin,
Uncheck'd, advance with guilty stride,
To spread destruction far and wide,
With Southrons' blood their hands imbruing?

With needy, starving mobs surrounded,
The jealous, blind fanatics dare
To offer, in their zeal unbounded,
Our happy slaves their tender care
Our happy slaves their tender care!
The South, tho' deepest wrongs bewailing,
Long yielded all to Union's name,
But independence now we claim,
And all their threats are unavailing!

Francis D. Allan, 1874, "Allan's Lone Star Ballads, A Collection of Southern Patriotic Songs Made During Confederate Times," pp. 18-19. Burt Franklin NY, reprint pub. Lenox Hill (Burt Franklin), 1970.
No author, or date, but presumably 1861-1863.

24 Jun 05 - 12:08 AM (#1508606)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Virginian Marseillaise
From: mack/misophist

The original's still the best.

24 Jun 05 - 04:29 AM (#1508679)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Virginian Marseillaise
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Original? They are two independent songs, but I agree that "Southern Marseilles" is a poor song.
Somewhere I have seen another, also based on "Marseilles." I will post it if I can locate it again.