Homespun Dress


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Homespun Dress


One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. The upper right corner and the lower corners were folded into the laminate. There is a moderate tear at the right upper edge. There is one moderate tear and two minor tears at the left edge. There is a stain of unknown origin at the middle right edge. There is minor acid-related staining along the upper edge.


Popular music -- United States Folk songs -- United States United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Songs and music Patriotism -- Songs and music Dresses -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

The Southern Girl. The Southern Girl's Song


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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I. G. Greer


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The Homespun Dress.

Oh, Yes, I am a Southern girl,
And glory in the name,
I boast of it with greater pride
Than glittering wealth or fame.
I envy not the Northern girl
Her robes of beauty rare.
Tho’ diamonds deck her snowy neck
And pearls bedeck her hair.

Hurrah! Hurrah!
For the sunny South, so dear!
Three cheers for the homespun dress
The Southern ladies wear.

Now Northern goods are out of date,
And since Old Abe’s blockade,
We Southern girls can be content
With goods that’s Southern made.
We send our sweethearts to the war,
But,girls,ne’er you mind---
Your soldier love will not forget the girl he left behind.

The Southern land’s a glorious land,
And has a glorious cause,
Then cheer three cheers for Southern rights,
And for the Southern boys!
We scorn to wear a bit of silk,
A bit of Northern lace,
But make our homespun dresses up,
And wear them with a grace.

And now young men, a word tonyou,
If you would win the fair,
Go to the fields where honor calls
And win your lady there.
Remember that your brightest smiles
Are for the true and brave
And that our tears are all for those that fill the soldier’s grave.

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Homespun Dress

Document Title

The Homespun Dress

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Martial and Patriotic Songs - 380 Randolph, 215

Dimensions - Original

216 mm x 355 mm

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Paul L. Robertson