The American Volunteer

Taken from the Stars and Stripes Songster, published byRobert M. DE WITT , 13 Frankfort Street, N. Y.

The American Volunteer.

I’m going to leave my native hills,
And cross the mountains craggy,
To fight the foe and traitor band,
And part from my dear Maggie.

Whene’er I turn to view the place,
And all the ties that bind me,
My heart still clings to one I love.
And friends I leave behind me.

My country, that I love so well,
In Freedom’s cause has bound me;
With vengeance now my heart doth burn
To whip the foe most soundly!

I long to join the good and true,
Who fight their way to glory,
And strike for Freedom and our Flag,
All on the field so gory!

The “Stars and Stripes” shall ever wave
As Liberty’s defender.
To traitor fiends or coward slaves
It never will surrender!

And when the war is at an end
We’ll cross the mountains gaily,
And kiss the girls we left behind,
And pray for blessings daily.

H. DE MARSAN, Publisher, 54 Chatham Street, New York.

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