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Soldiers of the Pledge.

BY J. F. COLES.
TUNE — Lucy Neal.

Come, soldiers of the pledge,
And listen to the call
We make on you, good men and true,
To fight 'gainst Alcohol.

Then hoist the temp'rance flag,
And let it wave on high;
So all may see, that we are free.
And Alcohol defy.

Too long, beneath his sway,
We've groaned in anguish deep;
Now we'll unite, and in the fight,
The tyrant foe defeat.

Then hoist the temp'rance flag, &c.

The shield we wear is truth,
And justice is our sword;
Our flag's unfurled, throughout the world;
Our leader is the Lord.

Then hoist the temp'rance flag, &c.

We fight for aged dames
And hoary-headed sires;
And they shall be from sorrow free
When Alcohol expires.

Then hoist the temp'rance flag, &c.

For widows and for wives,
And little children too,
We onward go, to meet the foe,
Their happiness in view.

Then hoist the temp'rance flag, &c.

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And when the battle's o'er,
And victory is won,
We'll all rejoice, with heart and voice,
And lay our armor down.

Then hoist the temp'rance flag, &c.

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