Home! The Boys are Marching
JOHNSON & CARTLITCH, 18 N. Tenth St.
Home! the Boys are Marching.
Home the boys are marching! Victory’s banners wave
O’re the monster fallen, o’er the traitor’s grave;
Triumph claims the hour, now all our hearts are one,
Merry chimes are blending with the booming gun.
All the love and honor of a Nation great,
For her tried and gallant sons, the brave and true await;
Loved ones sadly weeping through the cheerless night,
See the day-return of Freedom’s Holy Light.
Home the boys are marching, home to joy and peace;
Let the shout of battle now and ever cease,
Maidens sweet and lovely, scatter flowers around,
Till the wounded hero feels how love can wound;
While each mother clasps her home-returning boy,
And Columbia’s mighty land is flowing o’er with joy,
While our noble chieftains, will be deathless names,
All the nation’s honor, and forever claims.
JOHNSON’S CARD AND JOB PRINTING ESTABLISHMENT, No. 7 North Tenth St., Philad’a.