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Dixie for the Union (tune of Camptown races)
Words: Frances J. Crosby
Music: Dan D. Emmett

On! ye patriots to the battle
Hear Fort Moultrie's canon rattle
Then away, then away, then away to the fight!
Go meet those Southern Traitors with iron will
And should your courage falter boys
Remember Bunker Hill
Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!
The stars and stripes forever!
Hurrah! Hurrah! Our Union shall not sever!

As our fathers crushed oppression
Deal with those who breathe Secession
Then away, then away, then away to the fight
Though Beauregard and Wigfall
Their swords may whet
Just tell them Major Anderson
Has not surrendered yet
Hurrah! Hurrah! Our Union shall not sever!

Is Virginia, too, seceeding?
Washington's remains unheeding?
Then away, then away, then away to the fight
Unfold our country's banner
In triumph there
And let the rebels desecrate
That banner if they dare
Hurrah! Hurrah! Our Union shall not sever!

Volunteers, be up and doing
Still the good old path pursuing
Then away, then away, then away to the fight
Your sires, who fought before you
Have led the way
Then follow in their footsteps
And be as brave as they
Hurrah! Hurrah! Our Union shall not sever!

On! ye patriots to the battle
Hear Fort Moultrie's cannon rattle
Then away, then away, then away to the fight
The star that lights our Union
Shall never set!
Though fierce may be the conflict
We'll gain the victory yet
Hurrah! Hurrah! Our Union shall not sever!


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