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59. God save the flag of our native land. by M. R. M. Dedicated to the memory of my Father, who was in the war of 1812, the brave boy-cornet of the Bourbon cavalry, Kentucky. I. God save the flag of our native land- The glorious banner of Stripes and Stars! Crushed be the treacherous, craven hand, That its hallowed and blended beauty mars! Long hath it gallantly floated out, Our ensign of freedom on sea and shore, And the sovereign people, with loyal shout Shall rally around it forevermore. American freemen, hand to hand, A bulkwark to guard it well, shall stand; God save the flag of our native land. II. It gladdened the eyes of Washington, John Hancock swore to defend it well; At Yorktown, Bunker, and Bennington, Heroes defending it, bravely fell. Shot and sabre were nought to them, Guarding our banner, bought with blood, A scar for its sake was a diadem, Coveted nobly by field and flood. American freemen, hand to hand, A bulwark to guard it well, shall stand; God save the flag o