3rd Missouri Infantry


 Dixie

Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton,
Old times there are not forgotten, 
Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land.

In Dixie Land, where I was born in,
early on one frosty mornin',
Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land.

I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie Land I'll take my stand
to live and die in Dixie.
Away, away, away down south in Dixie.
Away, away, away down south in Dixie

Bonnie Blue Flag

We are a band of brothers and native to the soil
Fighting for our Liberty, With treasure, blood and toil
And when our rights were threatened, the cry rose near and far
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star!

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

As long as the Union was faithful to her trust
Like friends and brethren, kind were we, and just
But now, when Northern treachery attempts our rights to mar
We hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

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

First gallant South Carolina nobly made the stand
Then came Alabama and took her by the hand
Next, quickly Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida
All raised on high the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

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

Ye men of valor gather round the banner of the right
Texas and fair Louisiana join us in the fight
Davis, our loved President, and Stephens statesmen are
Now rally round the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

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

And here's to brave Virginia, the Old Dominion State.
With the young Confederacy at length has linked her fate.
Impelled by her example, now other States prepare
To hoist on high the Bonnie Blue flag that bears a single star.

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

Then here's to our Confederacy, strong we are 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 a single star.

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

Then cheer, boys, cheer, raise a 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 Blue Flag has grown to be eleven!

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

Joe Shelby's Mule

The Union folks away up north were one time much afraid,
'Bout something coming from the South, they said it was a raid.
Now I will tell you what it was, if you will just keep cool—
It had long ears, and a long slick tail, and called Joe Shelby's Mule.

Shout Boys, make a noise, the Yankees are afraid
That something's up and hell's to pay when Shelby's on a raid.

Once this mule went on a spree, up close to Lexington,
And every time he gave a snort he made the Blue Coats run.
Coming back through “Old Saline” he got into a trap,
He seared Old Brown, kicked up his heels, and came back safe to Pap.

Shout Boys, make a noise, the Yankees are afraid
That something's up and hell's to pay when Shelby's on a raid.

Once I went to see Old Abe and found him in a rage,
Because this mule had started north, and just then crossed “sage.
Indeed, his anger knew no bounds, says I, “Sir, pray keep cool.”
“I can't,” said he, “I've lost so much by Shelby's long tailed Mule.”

Shout Boys, make a noise, the Yankees are afraid
That something's up and hell's to pay when Shelby's on a raid

"Old Rosy" got a long dispatch, which came from way down East.
Saying, "Take some thirty thousand men and try to catch that beast.
To obey orders he was bound, but said Abe was a fool,
And hadn't a halter strong enough to hold Joe Shelby's Mule.

Shout Boys, make a noise, the Yankees are afraid
That something's up and hell's to pay when Shelby's on a raid

Some say our State did not secede, but let me tell you now
That if she did or if she didn't we'll have her anyhow
Let us alone, we"ll do the same, that is the southern rule
If that won't do we"ll pack the state down south on Shelby's Mule.

Shout Boys, make a noise, the Yankees are afraid
That something's up and hell's to pay when Shelby's on a raid

Missouri, Bright Land of

the West

Missouri! Missouri! bright land

of the west!
 

Where the way worn emigrant

always found rest,
 

Who gave to the farmer reward

for his toil,
 

Expended in turning and

breaking the soil
 

Awake to the notes of the bugle

and drum,
 

Awake from your slumber the

tyrant hath come!

REFRAIN

And swear by your honor your

chains shall be riven,

And add your bright star to

our flag of eleven.

They fore'd you to join in their

unholy fight,
 

With fire and with sword, with

pow'r and with might,
 

'Gainst father, and brother, and

lov'd ones so near,
 

'Gainst women, and children,

and all you hold dear;
 

They've o'errun soil, insulted

your press,
 

They've murder'd your citizens-

--shown no redress---

REFRAIN

Missouri! Missouri! oh! where

thy proud fame?
 

Free land of the west, thy once

cherish'd name,
 

Now trod in the dust by a

despot's command,
 

Proclaiming his own tyrant law

o'er the land;
 

Brave men of Missouri strike

without fear,
 

McCalloch, and Jackson, and

Price are all near.

REFRAIN


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