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 […]

Breaking Sticks to Roast the Duke

I hae been at Crookieden, My bonie laddie, Highland laddie, Viewing Willie and his men, My bonie laddie, Highland laddie. There our foes that burnt and slew, My bonie laddie, Highland laddie, There, at last, they gat their due, My bonie laddie, Highland laddie. Satan sits in his black neuk, My bonie laddie, Highland laddie, […]

Tae Win Oor Liberty

By the cross oor Andrew bore By the sword oor William wore By the crown our Robert swore Tae win oor Liberty Ca’ the falcon frae the glen, Ca’ the eagle frae the ben Ca’ the lion frae his den Tae win oor Liberty By the man wha’s faith was old By the man they […]

Ask Everybody That Ain’t Asleep to Stand Right Up and Yell

Hey porter, hey porter, would you tell me the time? How much longer will it be till we cross that Mason-Dixon line? At daylight would ya tell that engineer to slow it down? Or better still, just stop the train ’cause I wanna look around Hey porter, hey porter, what time did ya say? How […]

Confed’rate Forever

May our states of the South never sever But companions of freedom e’er be; May they flourish Confed’rate forever, The boast of the brave and the free. — Dixie, The Land of King Cotton, words by Captain Hughes, music by John Hill Hewitt.

If You Want to Smell Hell, Jine the Cavalry!

JINE THE CAVALRY! CHORUS: If you want to have a good time, jine the cavalry! Jine the cavalry! Jine the cavalry! If you want to catch the Devil, if you want to have fun, If you want to smell Hell, jine the cavalry! We’re the boys who went around McClellian, Went around McClellian, went around McClellian! […]

Base Tyranny Quails at Thy Feet

Oh, Dixie, the land of King Cotton, The home of the brave and the free; A nation by freedom begotten, The terror of despots to be. Wherever thy banner is streaming, Base tyranny quails at thy feet; And liberty’s sunlight is beaming In splendor of majesty sweet. CHORUS: Then three cheers for our Army so […]

Là Inbhir Lòchaidh

Alasdair of sharp, biting blades, if you had the heroes of Mull with you, you would have stopped those who got away, as the dulse-eating rabble took to their heels. Alasdair, son of handsome Colla, skilled hand at cleaving castles, you put to flight the Lowland pale-face: what kale they had taken came out again. […]

A Culloden Lament

Fhir a shiùbhlas na frìthe Tha thu sìor thighinn fainear dhomh Tha mi ‘g innse le fìrinn An nì rinn mo sgaradh Chan e ghearradh a luaidh A rinn am bualadh fo’m neimheil Ach an dh’fhuirich dhe’m chàirdean Anns a’bhlàr a bha ‘s t-earrach Tha mo chiabhag air glasadh Tha mo leth-cheann air muthadh Tha […]

‘Tis Dripping with Our Blood

Oh, I’m a good old Rebel soldier, now that’s just what I am; For this “Fair Land of Freedom” I do not give a damn! I’m glad I fit against it, I only wish we’d won, And I don’t want no pardon for anything I done. I hates the Constitution, this “Great Republic,” too! I […]

Once in a Lifetime

The red hot sun burns up the hill The winter’s bride, the summer’s king I tramp these acres and I feel Once upon a time Then it seemed that everything You saw and touched and felt was real You turned the tap and you turned the wheel Breathing free Once in a lifetime You live […]

She’s Flung Herself intae the Sea

Oh I will set my ship in order I will sail her on the sea I’ll go far over yonder border To see if my love minds on me And he sailed east and he sailed west He sailed far, far seeking land Until he came to his true love’s window And he knocked loud […]