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              [newspaper clipping]
        THE BONNIE BLUE FLAG.
We are a band of brothers and native to
	the soil,
Fighting for our liberty with treasure,
	blood and 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!

As long as the Union was faithful to her
	trust,
Like friends and like brethren ^|kind| were we and
	just!
But now, when Northern treachery at-
	tempts our rights to mar,
We hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag
	that bears a Single Star.

		(CHORUS.)

First, gallant South Carolina nobly made
	the stand;
Then came Alabama, who took her by the
	hand;
Next, quickly Mississippi, Georgia and Flor-
	ida,
All raised on high the Bonnie Blue Flag
	that bears a Single Star.

		(CHORUS.)

Ye men of valor, gather �round the banner
	of the right.
Texas and fair Louisiana, join us in the
	fight;
Davis, our loved President, and Stephens,
	statesman rare,
Now rally round the Bonnie Blue Flag that
	bears a Single Star.

		(CHORUS.)

And here�s to brave Virginia! the Old Do-
	minion State,
With the young Confederacy at length has
	link�d her fate;
Impelled by her example, now other States
	prepare,
To hoist on high to Bonnie Blue Flag that
	bears a Single Star.

		(CHORUS.)

Then cheers, boys, raise the joyous shout,
For Arkansas and North Carolina now have
	both gone out;
And let another rousing cheer for Tennes-
	see be given,
The Single Star of the Bonnie Ble Flag has
	grown to be Eleven.

		(CHORUS.)

Then here�s to our Confederacy, strong we
	are and brave,
Like patriots of old, we�ll fight our heritage
	to save;
And rather than submit to shame, to die
	we would prefer,
So cheer for the Bonnie Blue Flag that
	bears a Single Star.

		(CHORUS.)

Hurrah!  hurrah!  for Southern Rights,
	Hurrah!
Hurrah!  for the Bonnie Blue Flag has
	gained the Eleventh Star!
			�Harry Macarthy.               
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