Keith ∓ Rusty McNeil - 
 Civil War Songs with historical commentary

Song Samples (MP3 Format)

God Save The South (2.314 MB mp3 file)

Slavery Chain Done Broke At Last  (2.484 MB mp3 file)

Blue-Gray Medley  (1.456 MB mp3 file)

The sixty songs and dialogue reflect the tragedy, irony, humor, pride and hope which accompanied the War Between the States. Playing time: three hours.




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"Excellent...The songs are an extremely useful source for teaching the culture of the Civil War period." --- Choice

Part One:
The War Begins

After the election of Abraham Lincoln, eleven states secede. The beginning of the war is accompanied by songs of optimism, of "Copperheads" and "Black Republicans," of proud new regiments and of martyrs.

 The Songs:

All Quiet Along The Potomac Tonight

The Yellow Rose Of Texas

Lincoln and Liberty

Virginia Marseillaise

The Southern Wagon

What's The Matter

God Save The South (2.314 MB mp3 file)

Treasury Rats

Maryland, My Maryland

Yankee Doodle

The Bonnie Blue Flag

Abraham's Daughter

Dixie's Land - Dixie Parodies

Ellsworth Avengers

Part Two:
The Realities of War

The Battle of Bull Run discourages Northern optimism, and two legendary figures emerge: "Stonewall" Jackson and Jeb Stuart. Yankee morale rises with the stirring "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "Battle Cry of Freedom." Glory fades in the face of reality as soldiers sing of inadequate food and the slaughter at Shiloh. Civilians sing of the inequities of the draft and of doing without.

 The Songs:

Just Before The Battle, Mother

Hard Crackers Come Again No More

Riding A Raid

Army Grub/The Army Bean/Army Bugs

Stonewall Jackson's Way

The Homespun Dress

Battle Hymn Of The Republic

We Are Coming, Father Abraham

The Battle Of Shiloh Hill

Come In Out Of The Draft

The Battle Cry Of Freedom

We Are Coming, Father Abraham, $300 More

Southern Battle Cry Of Freedom

For Bales

Goober Peas

Part Three:
The Changing War

Escaped slaves are mustered into the Union army, singing of freedom and emancipation.
Ironclad ships revolutionize naval warfare, guerilla warfare increases, prisoners of war die.

The Songs:

Kingdom Coming

The Cumberland And The Merrimac

No More Auction Block For Me

The Alabama

Slavery Chain Done Broke At Last  (2.484 MB mp3 file)

Kentucky, Oh Kentucky

Oh, Freedom

How Are You, John Morgan?

Go Down Moses

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

Free At Last

The Bonnie White Flag

John Brown's Body

When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Marching Song Of The First Arkansas Regiment

Part Four:
The Union Forever

War-weary soldiers and civilians sing of sweetheart, home, the siege of Vicksburg, the foreign-born who fill the Union army's ranks, Lincoln's re-election, William Tecumseh Sherman's march to the sea and the fall of Richmond.

 The Songs:

The Last Fierce Charge

Old Abe Lincoln Came Out Of The Wilderness


We Are The Boys Of Potomac's Ranks

Aura Lea

Marching Through Georgia

The Children Of The Battlefield

We Are Marching On To Richmond

Twas At The Siege Of Vicksburg

Tenting On The Old Camp Ground

I Goes To Fight Mit Siegel

Blue-Gray Medley  (1.456 MB mp3 file)

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