March of the New-York Volunteers
H. DE. MARSAN DEALER IN SONGS TOY BOOKS &c. No. 38 CHATHAM. N. Y.
March of the New-York Volunteers.
March, Boys, march! the way is straight before you,
March, boys, march for Freedom and for Right!
Though darkness now prevails, soon a bright sky will beam o’er you;
March, boys, march! to Washington this night.
Defend the Stars and Stripes, while life is in you,
Stand by that Flag, for which your fathers died;
Rush to the field to perish or to conquer;
Down with those Traitors, who Columbia’s power d
Led on, boys, led on, by Mexico’s bold Hero!
While nations watch your progress from afar;
Revenge the brave Ellsworth! and slay that modern Nero,
Whose efforts have brought on this unholy war.
You shall tramp upon their bunting, the Palmetto!
Their Floyds and Twiggs shall meet a traitor’s fate,
And our bright Stars shall float aloft for ever,
And music, mirth and song, through our land, predominate
Hurrah, boys, hurrah! the Volunteers are marching,
Brave Heroes all, in battle’s stern array;
Towards the foe, with threatening mien, advancing,
They have sworn that they will die, or bravely gain the day.
Then drink success to those young gallant soldiers
Who quick responded, when the fight was nigh;
They will raise Stripes in triumph o’er this Union!
Or ’neath the folds of that old Flag they, patriot like,