On, On, On, the Boys Came Marching!
Published by Chas Magnus. 12 Frankfort St. NY.
On, On, On, The Boys Came Marching! Or The Prisoner Free.
O! the day it came at last,
When the glorious tramp was heard.
And the boys came marching fifty thousand strong,
And we grasped each others hands,
Tho’ we uttered not a word,
As the booming of our cannon rolled along!
On, on, on the boys came marching,
Like a grand majestic sea,
And they dashed away the guard
From the heavy iron door,
And we stood beneath the starry banner, free!
O! the feeblest heart grew strong,
And the most despondent, sure,
When we heard the thrilling sounds we loved so well,
For we knew that want and wo,
We no longer should endure.
When the hosts of freedom reached our prison cell!
On, on, on the boys came marching, etc.
O! the war is over now,
And we’re safe at home again,
And the cause we starved and suffer’d for, is won,
But we never can forget,
Mid our woe and mid our pain,
How the glorious Union boys came tramping on!
Yes, yes, yes the boys came marching, etc.
Ten illustrated Songs on Notepaper, mailed to any Address on receipt of 50 cts. Published by Chas. Magnus, 12 Frankfort St., N. Y.