Up With the Flag, Long May it Wave!
H. DE MARSAN, Publisher. of Songs, ballads, toy books, &. No. 54 Chatham Street, N. Y.
Up With The Flag, Long may it wave!
The Rebels thought they had us when the war first begun,
When we had the misfortune at the battle of Bull’s -Run;
But they soon found out they had no earthly sight:
For, we beat them two to one in a fair field-fight
Our troops, on the march, they were mighty lucky,
They licked the enemy, two to one, in Old Kentucky;
Our troops on the march, were of the right stamp,
They beat the enemy off the ground, and took all their camp.
Our troops, at Richmond, were under good training,
They were under the command of Gen. McClellan;
The troops, at Richmond, were anxious for a fight,
But the Rebels they were cowardly, and kept out of sight.
The little Iron-Monitor went to Norfolk, well packed;
She fought seven hours along side the Merrimac:
When she opened fire, she made the Merrimac sound,
She crippled her with a ball weighing 480 pounds.
Governor Wise marched his troops out for to have a fight;
Our boys met him, and hanged him left and right;
The Governor’s first battle, he met with a defeat,
He better think of John Brown, and take a back seat.
It was at Roanoke Island where we had this fight:
When the battle went on, Gov. Wise was out of sight,
He got on his horse and rode off to town,
Thinking of the Ghost of old John Brown!....
Pittsburg-Landing our troops fought hard,
They killed Gen Johnston, and defeated Beauregard;
The way they slayed the Rebels, they knew how it would be,
With our land-force and gun-boats, a Union Victory.
Our soldiers they have left their homes and wives,
And for their Country’s cause have sacrificed their lives;
But when the Flag is hoisted, and they see it waving free,
They think of the Union and Sweet Liberty.
England is trying mighty hard to kick up a fuss,
They had better stay at home, and not trouble us:
If they come here to fight, they’ll find it is not fun,
We’ll give a little what they got from General Washington.
To war with us takes the South and Johnny Bull,
They better stay at home, they have got their hands full:
If they come here to fight, they won’t have a chance,
Unless they get some help from the Emperor of France.