We Conquer or Die
DESCRIPTION: "The war drum is beating, prepare for the fight, The stern bigot Northman exults in his might." Southerners are urged to prepare for battle, to never think of retreat, to defend the South, and to maintain the motto, "We Conquer or Die"
AUTHOR: James Pierpont (source: Silber-CivWarFull)
EARLIEST DATE: 1861 (sheet music published by P. P. Weriein & Halsey, according to Silber-CivWarFull)
KEYWORDS: Civilwar nonballad patriotic
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Silber-CivWarFull, pp. 74-75, "We Conquer or Die" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: James Pierpont also gave us "Jingle Bells." Sounds like his should have stayed in the North when the war started. - RBW
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