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A stirring war Song.

In our obituary columns was lately announced the death of Dr. John W. Pathe, of Lexington, as fine a specimen of that noble Valley people, who are behind no other in the valiant struggle for Southern independence, as could anywhere be found. Dr. Paine was a native of the North of Ireland, but had long resided in Lexington. Va., where his sterling qualities of heart and mind were well known and appreciated. Two days before his lamented death he wrote the following inspiring war song. How we should like to hear it shouted forth by a Stonewall regiment on the march:

Patriotic Song.

Air: ‘"The Gathering of the Clane."’

‘ Rise, rise, Mountain and Valley men,
Bald sire and beardless son, each come in order;
True loyal patriots, muster and rally, men;
Drive the invader clear over the border;
Down from the mountain steep, up from the valley deep,
Come from the city, the town, and the village,
Let every loyal heart in the strife take a part;
Rescue our country from rapine and pillage.
Rise, rise, &c.

Men of the Valley, descendants of heroes--
Heroes whom Washington, honored and trusted--
Meirs of the fame and the hills of your fathers.
Men who have never been daunted or worsted;
Long, like all true men, we cherished the Union,
Long did we strive for our country's salvation;
Now, when our very existence is threatened.
Rush to the rescue without hesitation.
Rise, rise, &c.

Say, shall we suffer the ruthless Invader
O'er our fair Valley to marshal his legions?
Loud calls Virginia, let every man aid her--
Aid her, and thus show his truth and allegiance.
Hark to the battle cry — rush on to victory!
Banished forever be party and faction;
Let every loyal man rush to be in the van,
Let by the dauntless, the conqueror, Jackson.
Rise, rise, &c.
June 30th, 1862.

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