Columbia Rules the Sea

H. DE MARSAN. DEALER IN SONGS TOY-BOOKS &C NO.54 CHATHAM. NY.

Columbia Rules the Sea.

The pennon flutters in the breeze,
The anchor comes a-peak,
“Let fall! sheet home,
The briny foam and ocean’s waste we seek;
The booming gun speaks our adieu.
Fast fades our native shore,
Columbia free shall rule the sea,
Britannia ruled of yore.

We go the tempest’s wrath to dare,
The billows’ madden’d play,
Now climbing high against the sky,
Now rolling low away;
While Yankee oak bears Yankee hearts,
Courageous to the core,
Columbia free shall rule the sea,
Britannia ruled of yore.

We’ll bear her flag around the world,
In thunder and in flame,
The sea-girt isles a wreath of smiles
Shall form around her name;
The wind shall pipe her pæans loud,
The billowy chorus roar:
Columbia free shall rule the sea,
Britannia ruled of yore.

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