Published by Chas. Magnus. 12 Frankfort St. N.Y.
See! these ribbons gaily streaming,
I’m a soldier now, Lizette:
Yes, of battle I am dreaming,
And the honor I shall get.
With a sabre by my side,
And a helmet on my brow,
And a proud steed to ride,
I shall rush on the foe,
Yes, I flatter me Lizette.
‘Tis a life that well will suit
The gay life of a young recruit.
We will march away to-morrow
At the breaking of the day,
And the trumpets will be sounding,
And the merry cymbals play,
Yet, before I say good-bye,
And a last sad parting take,
As a proof of your love,
Wear this gift for my sake;
Then cheer up, my own Lizette,
Let not grief your beauty stain,
Soon you’ll see the recruit again.
Shame! Lizette to be weeping,
While there’s fame sn store for me;
Think when home I am returning,
What a joyful day ‘twill be,
When to church you’re fondly led,
Like some lady smartly drest,
And a hero you shall wed,
With a medal on his breast,
Ha! there’s not a maiden fair,
But with welcome will salute,
The gay bride of the young recruit.
500 Illustrated Ballads, lithographed and printed by CHARLES MAGNUS, No. 12 Frankfort Street, New York.