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              [printed song]
                        THE SOUTHERN STARS.
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   AIR��The Bonnie Blue Flag,� or the �Irish Jaunting Car.�
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Oh, God, protect the soldiers who are struggling in the fight,
Between their hearts and Northern arms oh! interpose thy might!
And send us home our dear ones in safety from the wars,
With triumph to the noble flag that bears the Southern stars.
	Hurrah! hurrah! for Southern rights hurrah!
	Hurrah for the noble flag that bears the Southern star.

We Southern wives and mothers will raise the joyous shout,
To welcome home with happy tears the loved ones we sent out,
And when we hear them coming, we�ll echo from afar
The triumphs of the noble flag that bears the Southern star.
	Hurrah! hurrah! &c.

For well we loved those soldiers, and felt their parting sore;
But though we loved our soldiers well, we loved our country more.
With trusting hearts we sent them forth to battle in our cause.
And firmly plant the noble flag that bears the Southern stars.
	Hurrah! hurrah! &c.

And well those soldiers paid our love through many a dreadful day�
Through flood, through fire, their faith grew higher, nor blenched nor turned away;
And long our Northern foes shall wail the havoc of the wars
When Southern bands first raised their hands beneath the Southern stars.
	Hurrah! hurrah! &c.

And children yet unborn shall tell, beside their household fires,
The wond�rous tale of Southern wrongs, and bless their noble sires.
And proud shall be the sons of those who, in our righteous cause,
Fought, bled and died for freedom�s sake beneath the Southern stars.
	Hurrah! hurrah! &c.

					FRANCIS BAKER, N. O               
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