Bonnie Blue Flag


We are a band of brothers
And native to the soil,
Fighting for the property
We gained by honest toil;
And when our rights were threatened,
The cry rose near and far -----
“Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag
That bears the single star!”


Chorus,
Hurrah ! Hurrah !
For Southern rights hurrah !
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag
That bears the single star.


As long as the Union
Was faithful to her trust,
Like friends and like brothers
Both kind were we and just;
But now, when Northern treachery
Attempts our tights to mar,
We hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag
That bears the single star. – Chorus.

First gallant South Carolina
Nobly made the stand,
Then came Alabama,
Who took her by; the hand;
Next quickly Mississippi,
Georgia and Florida
All raised on high the Bonnie Blue Flag,
That bears the single star, -- Chorus.

And here’s to old Virginia –
The Old Dominion State –
With the young Confed’racy
At length has linked her fate,
Impelled by her example,
Now other states prepare
To hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag
That bears the single star, -- Chorus.


Then here’s to our Confed’racy,
Strong are we and brave,
Like patriots of old we’ll fight
Our heritage to save,
And rather than submit to shame,
To die we would prefer;
So cheer for the Bonnie Blue Flag
That bears the single star. – Chorus

Then cheer, boys, cheer’
Raise the joyous shout,
For Arkansas and North Carolina
Now have both gone out;
And let another rousing cheer
For Tennessee be given,
The single star of the Bonnie Blur Flag
Has grown to be eleven. – Chorus.