Reply to the Bonnie Blue Flag.
We are a band of Patriots who each leave home and friend,
Our noble Constitution
and our Banner to defend,
Our Capitol was threatened, and the cry rose near and far,
To protect our Country's glorious
Flag that glitters with many a star.
Hurrah, Hurrah, for the Union, boys Hurrah
Hurrah for our forefather's
that glitters with many a star.
Much patience and forbearance, the North has always shown,
Toward her Southern
brethren, who had each way their own;
But when we made our President--a man whom we desired,
Their wrath was roused,
they mounted guns, and on Fort Sumter fired.
They forced the war upon us, for peaceful men are we,
They steal our money,
seize our forts, and then as cowards flee,
False to their vows, and to the Flag, that once protected them,
the Union to dissolve, earth's noblest, brightest, gem.
We're in the right, and will prevail, the Stars and Stripes must fly!
"Bonnie Blue Flag" will be hauled down and every traitor die,
Freedom and Peace enjoyed by all, as ne'er was known before,
spangled Banner wave on high, with stars just Thirty Four