Valentine & Julia
H. DE MARSAN. DEALER IN SONGS. TOY BOOKS &c. No. 54 CHATHAM. N.Y.
My Julia dear, my dear wife, I’m going to the war;
I know that you will think of me, when I am off afar;
Our Country is suffering for stout arms, brave and true,
To fight for our Glorious Union, and our Red, White and Blue.
The Rebels are advancing.. to arms! to arms! is the cry.
I ask you, Dearest Julia, can I stand quiet by?..
And witness others rushing, not half as strong as I,
To save the world’s great blessing: Our Country! or die:
To save the world’s great blessing: Our Country! or die!
Oh! Valentine! I loved and was proud of you before,
And though this news does grieve me, I pride in, and love you more..
Oh! would I were a man! no draft for me: oh! no.
I’d leave parents, kindred, everything, and to the war I’d go.
For, our Country is in danger, our Liberty and our Laws..
And Coward, indeed, must be the man who won’t fight in such a cause!..
I say: God speed you, Dearest! I’ll pray for you night and day,
And ask that you will think of me when you are far away:
And ask that you will think of me when you are far away.
How light you’ve made my heart by those words, my Julia dear!
How burning, patriotic they sound unto my ear!
New vigor they’ve infused into this heart of mine;
And, while absent from you, Dearest, I’ll think of you all the time.
Now, farewell, Dearest Julia! the Company waits for me:
I must away: God bless you! and when my friends you see,
Say:. to them I give my love, and hope they will remember
That Rebels they must bite the dust or to Duryee’s Boys surrender:
That Rebels they must bite the dust or to Duryee’s Boys surrender!