JOHNSON, Song Publisher, 7 N. 10th St, PHILA.
Fremont, he boldly told us,
When this cruel war begun,
How to save the Union
And how it should be done;
Kentucky strove so hard,
And Old Abe he had his fears,
And that was all about the Colored Volunteers
McClellan went to Richmond,
With two hundred thousand braves,
Says he. “Keep back the Negroes,
And I’ll the Union save.”
But little Mac, he was defeated,
Now the Union is in tears,
Now they are all calling on the Colored Volunteers.
Jeff Davis says he’ll hang us,
If we dare to meet him in arms,
It’s a very big thing,
But we are not alarmed;
He has first got to catch us,
Before his way is clear,
For there is not a faint heart in the Colored Volunteer.
Then here is to the Fifty-Fourth,
Which has been nobly tried,
They were willing, they were ready,
With their bayonets by their side,
Gen. Birney led them on,
And he had no cause to fear,
About the courage of the Colored Volunteer.
So we’ll rally! Boys, rally!
And we need not heed the past;
We had a hard road to travel,
But our days are come at last,
God for our aid,
We have no cause to fear,
And that is the Motto of the Colored Volunteer.