Something for the weekend. Good-bye Old Glory. Published on September 29, 1865 with music by the most prolific song writers of the Civil War era, George Frederick Root and lyrics by L.J. Bates. This song was popular at Union Army reunions and at meeting halls of the Grand Army of the Republic. This rendition is performed by Bobby Horton who has waged a one man crusade to bring Civil War era music to contemporary audiences.