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For Southern Liberty by Clarence Joseph Prentice

For Southern Liberty
by 
Clarence Joseph Prentice

I’ll sing you of our little band ’way out on the frontier,
To fight for Southern liberty we’ve left our homes so dear;
To the cause of freedom, ever right, we’ll lend a helping hand,
To drive the foeman from our soil and rescue our fair land.

Chorus.

O Liberty, we love thee and for thee we will stand!
Our homes among the mountains of Virginia may be found,
And also in the valleys of the “Dark and Bloody Ground;”
We’ve left our sweethearts and our wives around our flag to rally,

Our cry is liberty or death, and sounds from hill to valley.
We are but few, but firm and tried, we care not for the foe;
We love to see the battle rage and lay the Northmen low.
Our cause so just, our hearts beat high, we feel the patriot’s pride '

To know the God of liberty is fighting on our side.
To the cause of Southern liberty in blood we ’ve been sealed,
No thought of submission in any heart concealed,
But if our gallant sunny South is ever forced to yield,
We hope our bodies may be found on her last battle field.

[This poem was written by Lieut. Col. Clarence J. Prentice, a son of George D. Prentice, the “poet editor” of the Louisville Journal, afterwards the Courier-Journal, one day while standing in the commissary department of his battalion, using a barrel head as a table. It may be sung to the tune of “The Good Old Irish Gentleman All of the Olden Time.” I hope it will interest the readers of the Veteran.—Rev. George D. French, Morristown, Tenn.]

S. A. Cunningham, Confederate Veteran, Volume 30 (Nashville, 1922), 237.

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