Our Battle Song.
Air -- "Hold the Fort."
Hark! the bugle note is sounding
Over all the land!
See! the people forth are rushing --
Oh! the sight is grand!
CHORUS -- Storm the fort, ye gallant soldiers,
'Tis a glorious fight --
Brawn and brain against injustice,
God defend the right!
Strong, intrenched behind their bullion,
Sit the money kings;
Salary grabbers, thieves and traitors,
Join them in their rings.
'Tis injustice fills their coffers
With unhallowed gold;
And the might of their oppression
Ruins young and old.
Lo! a sound of wailing rises
From the cottage door;
Children starving, women dying,
Who is there to shun the conflict?
Who would be a slave?
Better die within the trenches!
Forward, then, ye brave!