Our Battle-Flag

Johnson , Song Publisher, 7 N. 10th St., Philadelphia.

Our Battle-Flag written by Edward Willett.

O, never mind, boys! raise me up once again;
Let me gaze on the battle-flag. Once ere I go.
That flag was not carried by us, boys, in vain,
For it waves o’er the ramparts we took from the foe.
Then never mind, boys; I am ready to die.
Our banner triumphantly floats in the air.
We have met the proud traitors, and forced them to fly,
And planted our regiment’s battle-flag there.

There are those who will mourn for me, boys, as you know,
And among them, is one who is dearer than all;
But tell her I fell in the front of the foe,
And then, if she grieves, she’ll be proud of my fall.
Then never mind, boys; I am ready to die;
Our banner triumphantly floats in the air.
We have met the proud traitors, and forced them to fly,
And planted our regiment’s battle-flag there.

God help you, my comrades! God guard you all well!
Boys, keep the old colors in front of the fray,
And always remember your brothers who fell,
When we planted that flag on the ramparts to-day.
Then never mind, boys, I am ready to die;
Our banner triumphantly floats in the air,
We have met the proud traitors and forced them to fly,
And planted our regiment’s battle-flag there.

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