Red, White and Blue


Red, white and blue. Our country

Oh, Columbia, the gem of the ocean,
The home of the brave and the free
The shrine of each patriot’s devotion,
A world offers homage to thee:
Thy mandates make heroes assemble,
When Liberty’s form stands in view,
They banner makes tyranny tremble,
When borne by the Red, White and Blue.

When war waged its wide desolation,
And threatened our land to deform,
The ark then of freedom’s foundation,
Columbia rode safe through the storm
With the garland of victory o’er her,
When so proudly she bore her bold crew,
With her flag floating proudly before her,
The boast of the Red White and Blue.

The wine cup, the wine cup bring hither,
And fill you it up to the brim,
May the wreath they have won ne’er wither,
Nor the star of their glory grow dim;
May the services united ne’er sever,
And bold to their colors so true,
The Army and navy forever—
Three cheers for the Red White and Blue,

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  • Illustrated
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    Still Image
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    20.5 cm x 12.5 cm
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