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Music of the Civil War

Dixie - General Albert Pike's Version

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There were several versions of the Minstrel song Dixie which emerged in the Confederate states. This was a popular version. Note verses 6 and 7.

Southrons, hear your country call you, Up, lest worse than death befall you! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie! Lo! all the beacon-fires are lighted,-- Let all hearts be now united! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!

Advance the flag of Dixie! Hurrah! Hurrah! In Dixie's land we take our stand, and live or die for Dixie! To arms! To arms! And conquer peace for Dixie! To arms! To arms! And conquer peace for Dixie

Hear the Northern thunders mutter! Northern flags in South winds flutter! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie! Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!

Chorus:

Fear no danger! Shun no labor! Lift up rifle, pike, and saber! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie! Shoulder pressing close to shoulder, Let the odds make each heart bolder! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!

Chorus

How the South's great heart rejoices At your cannon's ringing voices! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie! For faith betrayed and pledges broken, Wrongs inflicted, insults spoken, To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!

Chorus

Strong as lions, swift as eagles, Back to their kennels hunt these beagles! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie! Cut the unequal bonds asunder! Let them hence each other plunder! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!

Chorus

Swear upon your country's altar Never to submit or falter-- To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie! Till the spoilers are defeated, Till the Lord's work is completed! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!

Chorus

Halt not till our Federation Secures among earth's powers its station! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie! Then at peace and crowned with glory, Hear your children tell the story! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!

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If the loved ones weep in sadness, Victory soon shall bring them gladness-- To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie! Exultant pride soon vanish sorrow; Smiles chase tears away to-morrow! To arms! To arms! To arms, in Dixie!

Chorus

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