Bonnie Blue Flag (Macarthy, 1861)

Harry Macarthy‘s lively jig documents the secession of the southern states in winter 1860-1861:


The tune is “The Irish Jaunting Car”, which is quite similar to the tune known as “Coleman’s March” in New England.

Lyrics & history of the song >>

Discussion of lyrics & alternative versions @ Wikipedia >>

“Harry Macarthy: The Bob Hope of the Confederacy” >>

More songsheet editions:


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