Battle Cry Of Freedom    (1862)

Oh we'll rally round the flag, boys, we'll rally once again
Shouting the battle cry of freedom
And we'll rally from the hillside, we'll gather from the plain
Shouting the battle cry of freedom

The Union forever, hurrah! boys, hurrah
Down with the traitor, up with the star
While we rally round the flag, boys, we rally once again
Shouting the battle cry of freedom

Oh we're springing to the call for three hundred thousand more
Shouting the battle cry of freedom
And we'll fill the vacant ranks with a million freemen more
Shouting the battle cry of freedom

The Union forever, hurrah! boys, hurrah
Down with the traitor, up with the star
While we rally round the flag, boys, we rally once again
Shouting the battle cry of freedom

We will welcome to our numbers the loyal, true and brave
Shouting the battle cry of freedom
And although he may be poor, he shall never be a slave
Shouting the battle cry of freedom

The Union forever, hurrah! boys, hurrah
Down with the traitor, up with the star
While we rally round the flag, boys, we rally once again
Shouting the battle cry of freedom

So we're springing to the call from the East and from the West
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom
And we'll hurl the rebel crew from the land we love the best
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom

The Union forever, hurrah! boys, hurrah
Down with the traitor, up with the star
While we rally round the flag, boys, we rally once again
Shouting the battle cry of freedom

Lyrics by George Frederick Root.
Recorded by Ry Cooder; many others.


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