March of the Sons of Confederate Veterans

Sing to the Tune “Rhyfelgyrch Gwyr Harlech
(March of the Men of Harlech), Battle Anthem Of Wales,
Ancestral Home of William E. George, of Texas,
The Aranger’s Confederate Ancestor

Lyrics and Arrangement (c) 1997 by James F. Chumbley
The Stainless Banner Camp, No. 1440
Sons of Confederate Veterans

Sons of Dixie, duty calls us.
As our fathers fought before us,
Raise your voice in mighty chorus.
Let our anthem sound!

To the colors bounding,
Our battle-song resounding,
The truth forever!
Falsehoods n’er!
The angry foe astounding!

So onward for the Southland’s glory
Tell our fathers’ noble story.
Their cause and ours is just and holy.
Truth will triumph yet.

When the blows around were falling,
Shot and shell from gun appalling,
Our men stood fast and now are calling
From an unknown grave.

We will not fail to answer
The only thing they ask for.
Their cause was right.
Their honor bright
Proclaim to every Southern son and daughter.


Our fathers bled and died for honor:
No constitution writ on water.
A compact firm that must not alter
At a tyrant’s whim.

The Stainless Banner waving.
Our fathers’ honor saving!
The truth forever!
Falsehoods n’er!
All wrongful charges braving!


Then stand when those around are quailing.
Stand! Your symbols they’re assailing.
Stand! Their falsehoods unavailing,
Never furl our flag!

For our Confederate banner
And all who flew and loved her
The Southern Cross
Once thought so lost
Still flies and on will fly forever.



This grand anthem commemorates the Welsh defense of Harlech Castle in 1468, and is particularly appropriate to our efforts in defense of our Confederate symbols, especially our flags. Dafydd ap Jevan, the Welsh commander at Harlech, said, “I held a castle in France ’til all the old women in Wales heard of it, and all the old women in France shall hear how I defend this one.”

Unlimited permission is given to any member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans to use this march on any number of personal computers, to incorporate it into any internet website, and to forward copies of it to anyone. I ask only that the copyright notice at the beginning of this file be retained as well as the reference to my great-great-grandfather William E. George of Texas, who is my closest relative to have fought in the armed forces of the Confederate States.

James F. Chumbley
San Jose, CA
October 30, 1997