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


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Really? I would have never thought that!
@Karen Lips ,

Fell in love with the tune when the wife and I would go to the Civil War reenactment at Guyandotte, WV. They held the Civil War ball in the local VA Hall there and it was a marvelous evening of dancing period dances and music with a live band.

When the evening was over and the band asked if there were any last requests, my wife and I would shout, "Dixie," and sing along with all the other reenactors, blue and gray.

I can love the music, appreciate the courage and bravery of the Confederate soldier and still dislike the cause for which they fought.

Music and bravery is universal to me.

Sincerely,
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My Alma Mater, The University of Mississippi . . . aka Ole Miss used to play an almost identical version entitled 'From Dixie With Love'.

They don't play it these days, but I won't get into that.

But here's how a pre football game tailgate used to be at Ole Miss.

The poor dude from California only wants to film our band.

Unfortunately, he has to first maneuver through our drunk students and alumns.

:bounce:


But in the end, I think he was pleased.

:smile:
Love the combo in this clip ... what a great job by the band!

The supporters seem pretty happy, too :laugh:
 

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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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Has there ever been a more stirring sentence written than "He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword"? Even if you're not religious, a line that powerful just induces goosebumps. The lyrics to "Battle Hymn" are some of the best of any song that I've ever heard. Dixie is a great and fun tune, and it's difficult to really compare them given that they tend to serve different purposes. If I had to go with one, it would most likely have to be the Battle Hymn.

I feel like this question may elicit some biased responses, however. Would it not be better to compare, for example, "Dixie vs The Bonnie Blue Flag" and "The Battle Cry of Freedom vs The Battle Hymn of the Republic"? Just a thought.
 



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