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89. song — land of King cotton.

by Jo Augustine Signaigo.
air--“Red, White, and Blue.”

Oh! Dixie, the land of King Cotton,
     The home of the brave and the free;
A nation by Freedom begotten,
     The terror of despots to be;
Wherever thy banner is streaming,
     Base tyranny quails at thy feet,
And Liberty's sunlight is beaming
     In splendor of majesty sweet.
     Three cheers for our army so true!
Three cheers for Price, Johnston, and Lee,
     Beauregard and our Davis forever!
The pride of the brave and the free!

When Liberty sounds her war-rattle,
     Demanding her right and her due,
The first land who rallies to battle
     Is Dixie, the shrine of the true; [70]
Thick as leaves of the forest in summer,
     Her brave sons will rise on each plain; And then strike, until each vandal comer
Lies dead on the soil he would stain.
     chorus--Three cheers for our army, &c.

May the names of the dead that we cherish,
     Fill memory's cup to the brim;
May the laurels they've won never perish,
     Nor “star of their glory grow dim ;” May the States of the South never sever,
But champions of freedom e'er be;
     May they flourish, Confed'rate forever,
The boast of the brave and the free.
     chorus--Three cheers for our army, &c.

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