A Song Dedicated to the Colored Volunteer

The Colored Volunteer.

Fremont he boldly told us,
When this cruel war begun,
How to sane 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 calling on the Colored Volunteers.

Jeff Davis says he’ll hang us,
If we dare meet him in arms,
Its 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 Volunter.

Then here is to the Fifth-Fourth,
Which has been nobly tried,
They were willing, they were ready,
With their bayonets by their side,
Col. Shaw 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.

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