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104. the Union, Right or wrong.

by George P. Morris.
A song for the Volunteers.

I.
     In Freedom's name our blades we draw--
She arms us for the fight!
     For Country, Government and Law,
For Liberty and Right.
     The Union must — shall be preserved;
Our flag still o'er us fly!
     That cause our hearts and hands has nerved,
And we will do, or die.
     chorus — Then come, ye hardy volunteers,
Around our standard throng,
     And pledge man's hope of coming years--
The Union, right or wrong!
     The Union, right or wrong, inspires
The burden of our song;
     It was the glory of our sires--
The Union, right or wrong!

II.
     It is the duty of us all
To check rebellion's sway;
     To rally at the nation's call,
And we that voice obey!
     Then, like a band of brothers, go,
A hostile league to break,
     To rout a spoil-encumber'd foe,
And what is ours, retake.
     chorus — So come, ye hardy volunteers,
Around our standard throng,
     And pledge man's hope of coming years--
The Union, right or wrong!
     The Union, right or wrong, inspires
The burden of our song;
     It was the glory of our sires--
The Union, right or wrong!

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