No. 48. Equal Rights.
MRS. ANNIE LOCKE, Tisdale, Kan.
1. We are a band of brothers,
And tillers of the soil,
We are fighting for the property
We gained by honest toil;
And when our rights were thrice denied,
We gladly joined the band,
And raised on high the Alliance banner,
And for it we will firmly stand.
Hurrah! Hurrah! for equal rights, hurrah!
Hurrah for the Alliance cause
And the farmer's rights, hurrah!
2. As long as the money kings
Were faithful to their trust,
Like friends and like brothers,
We, too, were kind and just:
But when old monopoly,
Assayed our rights to mar,
We raised on high the Alliance standard,
And the cry arose near and far.
3. Now, farmers, all, come gather
'Round the banner of the right,
And work like brothers brave and true,
And aid us in the fight.
Our homes, so dear, are threatened,
They are slipping from our hands:
Then awake! awake! to interest work
And join the Alliance band.
4. Then success to our grand Alliance,
Oh, strong we are, and brave;
Like patriots of old we'll fight,
Our homes from debt to save.
And in the coming years,
Success will our efforts crown,
And the "grays," of other days, will
A people of renown.