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Twenty-Eighth regiment North Carolina volunteers. Air:
Dixie land.

Away down south in the land of cotton,
     Times of peace are not forgotten;
Look away, look way, look away, Dixie Land.
     For though the cloud of war hangs o'er,
We soon shall see its form no more;
     Look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land.

Chorus:

Then shout ‘Hurrah for Dixie!’
     Hurrah! Hurrah!
In Dixie Land we'll take our stand,
     To live and die for Dixie:
Hurrah! Hurrah!
     We'll live and die for Dixie!

'Tis true their ships our ports blockade,
     And cruel feet our soil invade;
But when the Twenty-eighth gets there,
     The scamps will run in wild despair.

When ‘Norman’ brings his boys from ‘Surry,’
     The Yankees better move in a hurry;
The ‘Invincibles,’ if well equipped
     And led by ‘Edwards,’ can't be whipped.

The Yankee rogues would better pack,
     When the ‘Stanley Hunters’ find their track;
When ‘Lowe’ shall bid his ‘Farmers’ fire,
     His foes will reap destruction dire.

As ‘Barringer’ leads on his ‘Grays,’
     Full many a Yankee'll end his days;
When ‘Kinyoun’ comes with his ‘Yadkin Boys,’
     He'll put an end to the Yankee joys.


     And ‘Martin's Guards of Independence’
Have fame in store for their descendants;
     And ‘Wright’ with his ‘Cleaveland Regulators’
Will send dismay to the Yankee traitors.

And ‘Speer’ with his brilliant ‘Yadkin Stars’
     Will die in defence of the Stars and Bars,
While the ‘Stanly Guards,’ by ‘Moody’ led,
     Will be the Yankees' special dread.

The Twenty-eighth is organized
     With ‘Reeves’ and ‘Lowe’ both highly prized;
If ‘Lane’ will only be their Colonel,
     Then their glory'll be eternal.


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