The Army and Navy For Ever
Published by Chas. Magnus, 12 Frankfort St., N.Y.
The Army and Navy for ever.
Let sailors and soldiers unite in this cause
Bound together by honor and loyalty’s band;
Both fight for Columbia, and cherish her laws,
Each gives to our Union his heart and his hand.
In this phalanx unite,
Like lion’s we’ll fight,
While no private feuds our interests dissever;
But this be our boast,
And our ultimate toast—
Here’s the army and navy of Columbia for ever.
The sailor who ploughs on the watery main,
To war and to danger and shipwreck a brother, And the soldier who firmly stands out a campaign,
Do they fight for two men who make war on each other?
Oh, no, ‘tis well known,
For that Union—our own,
Fires their bosoms with ardor and noble endeavor;
And each with his lass,
As he drinks a full glass,
Toasts the army and navy of Columbia for ever,
That their cause is but one, and they both can unite,
Needs no other example but this to be seen.
Who is bolder in danger, exporter in fight,
Than that maritime soldier, the honest marine?
He pulls and he hauls,
He fights till he falls.
And from fore-tack or musket he never will waver;
But when the fray’s o’er,
With has lass on the shore,
Drinks—the army and navy of Columbia for ever.
500 Illustrated Ballads, lithographed and printed by CHARLES MAGNUS, No. 12 Frankfort Street, New York. Branch Office No. 520 7th St., Washington, D. C.