“Give a Rebel Yell”

If the commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial here in Virginia were to follow the outline of Governor McDonnell’s Confederate History Month proclamation, it would look and sound like this.

[Song by the group, General Lee and the New Confederacy]

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  • Emmanuel Dabney Apr 15, 2010


  • toby Apr 16, 2010

    Anyone for a blast of Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell”? Totally irrelevant, of course.


    The lyrics are a bit more, um, raunchy.

    She don’t like slavery, she won’t sit and beg
    But when I’m tired and lonely she sees me to bed
    What set you free and brought you to be me babe
    What set you free I need you hear by me

    In the midnight hour she cried- “more, more, more”
    With a rebel yell she cried- “more, more, more”
    In the midnight hour babe- “more, more, more”
    With a rebel yell- “more, more, more

  • Jimmy Price Apr 16, 2010


    At no point did somebody yell, “Are you ready for some football?!”

    Mayhap I have my songs mixed up…

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