Awake in Dixie.

Awake in Dixie.

Hear ye not the sound of battle,
Sabres’ clash and muskets rattle;
Awake, awake, awake in Dixie!
Hostile footsteps on your border.
Hostile columns march in order;
Awake, awake, awake in Dixie!

See the red smoke hanging o’er us,
Hear the cannons’ booming chorus,
Awake, awake, awake in Dixie!
See the Southern columns forming,
See each heart with valor warming;
Awake, awake, awake in Dixie!

All the Northern forces coining,
Hear the distant rapid drumming;
Awake, awake, awake in Dixie!
Prouder ranks were backward driven,
When our English bonds were riven;
Awake, awake, awake in Dixie!

Gird your loins with flashing sabre,
Give your lives to Freedom’s labor;
Awake, awake, awake in Dixie!
What though every hearth be saddened,
What though all the land be reddened;
Awake, awake, awake in Dixie!

Shall this boasting mad invader,
Trample Dixie and degrade her;
Awake, awake, awake in Dixie!
By our father’s proud example,
Southern soil they shall not trample;
Awake, awake, awake in Dixie!

Southrons meet them on the border,
Drive them into wild disorder;
Awake, awake, awake in Dixie!
Strike the Vandals down before you,
‘Till the last inch they restore you;
Awake, awake, awake in Dixie!

At the Northmen’s threatened halter,
Southern seamen scorn to falter;
Awake, awake, awake in Dixie!
Southern heart-strings sternly tightened,
At such shadows are not frightened;
Awake, awake, awake in Dixie!

‘Mong the hills, wild echoes flying,
Hear the Southern bugles crying;
Awake, awake, awake in Dixie!
Spring from every hill and valley,
Hark the summons! Rally! rally!
Awake, awake, awake in Dixie!

Item Information help

  • Item ID
    bsvg501619
  • Genre
    broadsides
  • Illustrated
  • DCMI Type
    Still Image
  • Extent
    27.5 cm x 11.5 cm
  • Title
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