War Song of the New-York 69th Regiment

H. DEMARSAN, Publisher, 54, Chatham Street, New-York.

War Song of the New-York 69th Regiment.

The country calls thee, sixty-ninth!
Arm, arm! a near and far,
Unfurl the flag that, in past times,
Was proudly borne in war.
It hath ever shielded sire and son,
And maidens from annoy—
Sweer thou lt protect the Stars and Stripes,
And remember: Fonterxoy

Nobly it floats o’er this fair land
Where plenty doth abide;
’Tis the guiding star of all our race,
Our idol and our pride:
The hope of those who’ve left the home
That tyrants would destroy:
Swear thou will ever cherish it,
And remember: Fontenoy.

When traitors rise in might and power
To humble its proud name,
Rise, one and all, as Erin’s sons,
Protect its noble fame;
Proclaim abroad to all the world
THAT FLAG THEY’LL NE’ER DESTROY.
Swear to defend the Stars and Stripes,
And remember: Fontenoy?

Brave sons of Erin, SIXTY-NINTH!
Unfurl, then, to the breeze,
The OCEAN HARP, the STARS AND STRIPES,
On land or on the seas.
And, with noble hearts, who volunteer
To leave all they enjoy,
We swear our Banner to uphold,
And remember: Fontenoy?

Then onward, onward, SIXTY-NINTH!
Determine ne’er to yield
The flag for which our fathers fought
On many a battle field:
And where the contest rages fierce,
There ever we’ll deploy,
And STRIKE, AS DID OUR SIRES OF OLD,
Remembering: Fontenoy?

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