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Bonnie Blue Flag.

 

1) We are a band of brothers and native to the soil
Fighting for the property we gained by honest toil
And when our rights were threatened, the cry rose near and far
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star!
 
CHORUS:
 
Hurrah!
Hurrah!
For Southern rights, hurrah!
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.
 

2) As long as the Union was faithful to her trust
Like friends and brethren, kind were we, and just
But now, when Northern treachery attempts our rights to mar
We hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

 
3) And here's to brave Virginia the Old Dominion state
With the young Confederacy at length has linked her fate
Impelled by her example now other states prepare
To hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears the single star.

 

Marching Through Georgia.

 

1) BRING THAT GOOD OL' BUGLE BOYS

We'll sing another song.

Sing it with the spirit

That will start the world along

Sing it like we use to sing it fifty thousand strong,

While we were marching through Georgia. [chorus]

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CHORUS:

Hurrah! Hurrah!

We'll join the jubilee.

Hurrah! Hurrah!

The Flag that makes us free.

While we sang this chorus from Atlanta to the sea,

While we were marching through Georgia.

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2) YES THERE WERE MANY UNION BOYS

Who shed some joyful tears,

Whenever they saw that honored flag

They hadn't seen in years.

Hardly could they be restrained from loud and joyful tears,

While we were marching through Georgia. [chorus]

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home.

 

1) When Johnny comes marching home again,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll give him a hearty welcome then,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The men will cheer, the boys will shout,
The ladies they will all turn out,
And we'll all feel gay
When Johnny comes marching home.

2) The old church bells will peal with joy,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
To welcome home our darling boy,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The village lads and lassies say
With roses they will strew the way,
And we'll all feel gay
When Johnny comes marching home.

3) Get ready for the Jubilee,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll give the hero three times three,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The laurel wreath is ready now
To place upon his loyal brow,
And we'll all feel gay
When Johnny comes marching home.

TAPS.

Day is done,

Gone the sun,

From the lake, from the hills, from the sky.

All is well,

Safely rest,

God is nigh.

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ORIGIN OF "TAPS."
 
   What is the origin of the Millitary Bugle Call, "Taps," being played at U.S. Millitary Funerals? This is one popular story:
 
    Union Army Captain Robert Ellicombe came upon a wounded soldier in the field near Harris Landing in Virginia in 1862. He brought the soldier back to his unit for medical attention. When he got back to his Army Camp, he found out that the soldier was a Confederate  Soldier, and he was already dead. As Captain Ellicombe lit a lantern, he saw that the dead Confederate Soldier was his own son.
 
      The next day, Captain Ellicombe's request for a full Millitary Buriel and Army Band was denied because of his son's enemy status, but since the dead soldier was The Captains's Son, he was granted the use of one musician at the funeral. Captain Ellicombe chose a buglar to play a piece of music his dead son wrote, which was found in his son's pocket (his son was a music student somewhere in The South).
 
This was one story about the first playing of "Taps" at a Millitary Funeral. However, this is just a popular urban legend.
 
The Bugle Call, "Taps" was originally composed at at Harrison's Landing, Virginia in 1862; by Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield. Taps replaced the French Bugle call  "Tatoo," and  was first played by General Butterfield's Buglar, Oliver W. Norton. This Bugle Call was soon embraced by both Union and Confederate Troops. Later,  lyrics were given to the Bugle Call (posted above). Taps has been played at U.S. Millitary Funerals ever since the American Civil War.
 

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