Discussion "Dixie" or "Battle Hymn of the Republic," which do you like better?

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I played a little fiddle at a book signing at the Historic Lotz House in Franklin Tennessee. I play there a lot on Fridays for the tourists as the walk up the veranda. I like playing both tunes together. Which is your favorite?






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Dixie, of course. (see my name)

We sang the Battle Hymn of the Republic with great vigor in my childhood Methodist Church. I don't think many saw the non-spiritual meaning behind the lyrics. I soon found out the history of the song and decided it wasn't appropriate for church worship and especially not something a pure Southerner should sing. So I hold my tongue when that song comes on.
 

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I love the Battle Hymn of the Republic. It is a song of rousing sentiment.

On the other hand, Dixie raises the hairs on the back of my neck ... in a good way! It says something when a song can do that, and it's especially so when you can see the sentiment attached to it.

So, both!
 
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