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Thread #60711   Message #983429
Posted By: GUEST,Q
14-Jul-03 - 08:44 PM
Thread Name: Music of US Civil War & Irish Immigrants
Subject: RE: Music of US Civil War & Irish Immigrants
Fag an Bealac, thanks for the reference to Wright, Irish Immigrant Songs and Ballads, with date 1854 for the "Irish Jaunting Car."

The Vicksburg nps website gives two verses at the end of Bonnie Blue Flag which were added when the Confederacy grew to eleven states. These are absent in many of the easily found versions although printed in the 1861 sheet music by Macarthy and printed by Blackmar in New Orleans (Levy Collection).

"The tune is an old Hibernian melody" is stated in the write-up for the Vicksburg National Park Service website. Any idea of names for this melody and any printings of it earlier than the Civil War? There are similar references elsewhere, but never any details.