Historischer Westernclub Lichtenfels e.V.
1st Texas Volunteer Infantry Co. L
Songbook CSA

 

Dixie Land  -  The Bonnie Blue Flag - The Yellow Rose of Texas
 

Dixie Land
Melodie - Seq. by Barry Taylor 
Daniel D. Emmett von Ohio schrieb 1859dieses wohl bekannteste “Südstaatenlied”.  Mr. Emmett war ein Mitglied von "Bryant's minstrels" aus New York.
Die Geschichte zum Lied: (aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Mitglied Klaus-Peter Frisch)
Dixiland oder DIXI, wie es gewöhnlich genannt wurde, war das beliebteste Lied des Südens. Es wurde von Daniel D. Emmett aus Ohio geschrieben. 1859 war Emmett Mitglied vonn "Bryant`s Sängern" die damals in New York auftraten. Eines Samstagsabends wurde er von Brayant gebeten ein neues Lied für die Vorstellung inn der kommenden Woche zu schreiben. Emmett brachte zur Aufführungsprobe die Musik und den Text von "DIXI" mit. Das Lied wurde schnell zum Lieblingssong im ganzen Land. 1860 fand eine Musikveranstaltung in New Orleans statt. Der Dirigent hatte Mühe eine Marschmelodie für den Chor auszusuchen. Nachdem er einige Stücke probiert hatte, entschied er sich für "DIXI".
Das Stück wurde gut aufgenommen, überall auf den Straßen gesunngen und bald auf die Schlachtfelder getragen wo es ein großes Begeisterungslied der Konföderierten Armee wurde.
Viele verschiedene Texte wurden zu der Melodie geschrieben. Der Text von Albert Pike/Arkansas wurde am häufigsten benutzt und der Erwähnenstwerteste.
Wie beim Yankee Doodle bringt der Text des "DIXI" keine großen patriotischen Gefühle zum Ausdruck und die Musik ist nicht von erhabenem Charakter. Denoch berührte es die Herzen jener die für die Flagge von "DIXI" kämpften. 
In heutiger Zeit klingt in den beiden Liedern der gemeinsame Weg eines vereinigten Volkes wieder, dessen Herzen von den anrührenden Melodien bewegt werden. Diejenigen welche den Melodien zuhören sind bereit mit erhobenen Händen und ehrfürchtigen Lippen zu bekennen: "Wir geben unsere Hände und Herzen Gott und unserem Land".
 

O, I wish I was in the land of cotton
Old times there are not forgotten
Look away! Look away! Look away! 
Dixie Land.In Dixie Land where I was born 
In Early on one frosty mornin' 
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land. 
Chorus:
O, I wish I was in Dixie! Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie Land I'll take my stand
To live and die in Dixie
|: Away, away, away down south in Dixie! :| 

2. Old Missus marry Will, the weaver,
William was a gay deceiver
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.
But when he put his arm around her
He smiled as fierce as a forty pounder
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.
Chorus: 
O, I wish I was in Dixie! Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie Land I'll take my stand
To live and die in Dixie
|: Away, away, away down south in Dixie! :|

3. His face was sharp as a butcher's cleaver
But that did not seem to grieve her
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.
Old Missus acted the foolish part
And died for a man that broke her heart
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land. 
Chorus:
O, I wish I was in Dixie! Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie Land I'll take my stand
To live and die in Dixie
|: Away, away, away down south in Dixie! :|
 

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 threaten'd, the cry rose near and far, 
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag, that bears a single star!
Chorus 1: 
Hurrah! Hurrah! for Southern Rights, Hurrah! 
Hurrah! for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star! 
Hurrah! for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star! 

As long as the union was faithful to her trust, 
Like friend and like bre-the-ren, 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! 
Chorus 1:
Hurrah! Hurrah! for Southern Rights, Hurrah! 
Hurrah! for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star! 
Hurrah! for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star! 

First, gallant South Carolina nobly made the stand; 
Then came Alabama, who took her by the hand; 
Next, quickly Mississippi, Georgia and Florida, 
All rais'd on high the Bonnie Blue Flag, that bears a single star! 
Chorus 1 
Hurrah! Hurrah! for Southern Rights, Hurrah! 
Hurrah! for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star! 
Hurrah! for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star! 

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 1 
Hurrah! Hurrah! for Southern Rights, Hurrah! 
Hurrah! for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star! 
Hurrah! for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star! 

And here's to brave Virginia! the Old Dominion State 
With the young Confederacy at length has link'd her fate; 
Impell'd by her example, now other States prepare 
To hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag, that bears a single star! 
Chorus 1 
Hurrah! Hurrah! for Southern Rights, Hurrah! 
Hurrah! for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star! 
Hurrah! for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star! 

Then cheer boys, cheer now, raise the joyous shout; 
For Arkansas and North Carolina now have both gone out; 
And let another rousing cheer for Tennessee be giv'n, 
The single star of the Bonnie Blue Flag has grown to be Eleven. 
Chorus 2 
Hurrah! Hurrah! for Southern Rights, Hurrah! 
Hurrah! for the Bonnie Blue Flag has gained the eleventh star! 
Hurrah! for the Bonnie Blue Flag has gained the eleventh star! 

And 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 2 
Hurrah! Hurrah! for Southern Rights, Hurrah! 
Hurrah! for the Bonnie Blue Flag has gained the eleventh star! 
Hurrah! for the Bonnie Blue Flag has gained the eleventh star! 
 

The Yellow Rose of Texas 

There's a Yellow Rose in Texas, that I am going to see, 
No other soldier knows her, no soldier only me; 
She cried so when I left her, it like to broke my heart, 
And if I ever find her, we never-more will part. 
Chorus: 
She's the sweetest Rose of color this soldier ever knew, 
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew; 
You may talk about your Dearest May, and sing of Rosa Lee, 
But the Yellow Rose of Texas beats the belles of Tennessee. 

Where the Rio Grande is flowing, and the starry skies are bright, 
She walks along the river in the quiet summer night; 
She thinks if I remember, when we parted long ago, 
I promised to come back again, and not to leave her so.
Chorus: 
She's the sweetest Rose of color this soldier ever knew, 
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew; 
You may talk about your Dearest May, and sing of Rosa Lee, 
But the Yellow Rose of Texas beats the belles of Tennessee. 

Oh, my feet are torn and bloody, and my heart is full of woe, 
I'm going back to Geor-gee, to find my Uncle Joe; 
You may talk about your Beauregard, and sing of Bobby Lee, 
But the gallant Hood of Texas, he played hell in Tennessee. 
Chorus: 
She's the sweetest Rose of color this soldier ever knew, 
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew; 
You may talk about your Dearest May, and sing of Rosa Lee, 
But the Yellow Rose of Texas beats the belles of Tennessee.