A Regular and General Musical Education

No one can tell us, we verily believe, why vocal music ought not to be a branch of common school education in Virginia, just as much as in Prussia. A resolution that it should be so, entered into this day, by those who have power to carry their resolutions into execution, would be a greater […]

A Toast to the Alabama

The wind blows off yon rocky shore, Boys! set your sails all free; And soon our booming cannon’s roar Shall ring out merrily. Run up your bunting taught a-peak, And swear, lads, to defend her; ‘Gainst every foe, where ‘er we go, Our motto “No Surrender!” Chorus: Then sling the bowl, drink ev’ry soul, A […]

An Emblem of Freedom Unfurled in the Right

The Star-Spangled Cross and the pure field of white Is the banner we give to the breeze, ‘Tis an emblem of Freedom unfurled in the right, O’er our homes and our lands and our seas. CHORUS: We’ll stand by the Cross And the pure field of white, While a shred’s left to float on the […]

God Save the South

“God Save the South” is considered to be an unofficial national anthem of the Confederate States of America. It was written by George Henry Miles (as Ernest Halphin). The commonly-heard version was composed by Charles W. A. Ellerbrock, while C. T. De Cœniél composed a different tune for the song. It was written in 1861. * * * I. God save the […]