Volunteer's Watch Song

Volunteer’s Watch Song.

Behold! how brightly Freedom’s morning,
In sunlight breaks thro’ stormy skies.
Our patriot hosts all treason scorning,
Behold the flag of stars arise!
Hurrah! hurrah! that flag we know,
Take heed, here’s the foe.
Look up—look up! our flag’s above,
Take heed, take heed, here’s the foe.
Our watchword is the land, the land we love,
Our watchword is the land, the land we love.

What though the clouds are lowering o’er us,
Our patriot sires have led the way;
In danger’s track they’ve walked before us,
Their counsels still our hearts obey,
Hurrah, hurrah! our flag we know;
Take heed—here’s the foe!
Look up—look up! our flag’s above;
Take heed—take heed! here’s the foe!
Our watchword is the land we love—
Our watchword is the land we love.

Hark! hark! the rattling drum is sounding,
The cannon’s boom foretells the fray;
With hearts ablaze, with pulses bounding,
We hail the dawn of Freedom’s day.
Hurrah! hurrah! our flag we know;
Take heed—here’s the foe!
Look up—look up! our flag’s above;
Take heed—take heed! here’s the foe!
Our watchword is the land we love—
Our watchword is the land we love.

Item Information help

  • Item ID
    bsvg200668
  • DCMI Type
    Still Image
  • Title
  • Creator
    Duganne, J. H.
  • Illustrated
  • Extent
    20 cm x 13 cm
  • Genre
    broadsides
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