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THE BONNIE BLUE FLAG LYRICS AND GUTAR CHORDS Plus Tin Whistle And Banjo / Mandolin Music 4/4 (U.S. Civil War Song)
This patriotic U.S. civil war was originally sung by the Confederate side but later adopted by the Unionist soldiers using their own lyrics to the same catchy melody.

Original Confederate Version
We (C)are a band of (F)brothers and (C)native to the (G)soil,
(C)Fighting for the (F)property we (C)gained by (G)honest (C)toil;
(Alterntively: (C)Fighting for the (F)Liberty, with (C)treasure, (G)blood and (C)toil;)
And (C)when our rights were (F)threatened, the (C)cry rose near and (G)far,
"Hu(C)rrah for the (F)Bonnie Blue (C)Flag that bears a (G)single (C)star!"

Chorus
Hu(C)rrah! Hu(G)rrah! For (F)Southern rights hu(C)rrah!
Hu(C)rrah for the (F)Bonnie Blue (C)Flag that bears a (G)single (C)star.
Hu(C)rrah! Hu(G)rrah! For (F)Southern rights hu(C)rrah!
Hu(C)rrah for the (F)Bonnie Blue (C)Flag that bears a (G)single (C)star.

As (C)long as the (F)Union was (C)faithful to her (G)trust,
Like (C)friends and like (F)brothers both (C)kind were (G)we and (C)just;
But (C)now, when Northern (F)treachery a(C)ttempts our rights to (G)mar,
We (C)hoist on high the (F)Bonnie Blue (C)Flag that bears a (G)single (C)star.

Chorus

First (C)gallant South Caro(F)lina (C)nobly made the (G)stand,
(C)Then came Ala(F)bama, who (C)took her (G)by the (C)hand;
Next (C)quickly Missi(F)ssippi, (C)Georgia and Flori(G)da,
All (C)raised on high the (F)Bonnie Blue (C)Flag that bears a (G)single (C)star.

Chorus

Ye (C)men of valor, (F)gather round the (C)banner of the (G)right,
(C)Texas and fair Lou(F)isiana (C)join us (G)in the (C)fight;
(C)Davis, our loved (F)president, and (C)Stephens statesman (G)are,
Now (C)rally round the (F)Bonnie Blue (C)Flag that bears a (G)single (C)star.

Chorus

And (C)here's to old Vir(F)ginia, the (C)Old Dominion (G)State,
Who (C)with the young Con(F)federacy at (G)length has linked her (C)fate;
Im(C)pelled by her e(F)xample, now (C)other states pre(G)pare,
To (C)hoist on high the (F)Bonnie Blue (C)Flag that bears a (G)single (C)star.

Chorus

Then (C)cheer, boys, (F)cheer now (C)raise the joyous (G)shout,
For (C)Arkansas and (F)North Carolina (G)now have both gone (C)out;
And (C)let another (F)rousing cheer for (C)Tennessee be (G)given,
The (C)single star of the (F)Bonnie Blue Flag has (C)grown to (G)be e(C)leven.

Chorus 2
Hu(C)rrah! Hu(G)rrah! For (F)Southern rights hu(C)rrah!
Hu(C)rrah for the (F)Bonnie Blue (C)Flag is gaining e(G)leven (C)stars.
Hu(C)rrah! Hu(G)rrah! For (F)Southern rights hu(C)rrah!
Hu(C)rrah for the (F)Bonnie Blue (C)Flag is gaining e(G)leven (C)stars.

Then (C)here's to our Con(F)federacy, (C)strong are we and (G)brave,
Like (C)patriots of (F)old we'll fight our (G)heritage to (C)save;
And (C)rather than sub(F)mit to shame, to (C)die we would pre(G)fer,
So (C)cheer for the (F)Bonnie Blue (C)Flag that bears a (G)single (C)star.
Repeat Chorus 2

Unionist Version (use chords as above)
We're fighting for our Union, we're fighting for our trust,
We're fighting for that happy land where sleeps our father dust.
It cannot be dissevered, though it cost us bloody wars,
We never can give up the land where floats the stripes and stars.
Chorus
Hurrah, Hurrah, for equal rights hurrah,
Hurrah for the good old flag that bears the stripes and stars.
We trusted you as brothers, until you drew the sword,
With impious hands at Sumpter you cut the silver cord.
So now you hear the bugles, we come the sons of Mars,
To rally round the brave old flag that bears the stripes and stars.
Chorus
We do not want your cotton, we do not want your slaves,
But rather than divide the land, we'll fill your Southern graves.
With Lincoln for our chieftain, we wear our country's stars,
And rally round the brave old flag that bears the stripes and stars.
Chorus
We deem our cause most holy, we know we're in the right,
And twenty million freemen stand ready for the fight.
Our pride is fair Columbia, no stain her beauty mars,
On her we'll raise the brave old flag that bears the stripes and stars.
Chorus
And when this war is over, we'll each resume our home,
and treat you still as brothers, where ever you may roam.
We'll pledge the hand of friendship, and think no more of war,
but dwell in peace beneath the flag that bears the stripes and stars.
Chorus

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