Bright is the Daybreak.
Air, "Rory O'More."
Arranged by G. W. C.
Oh, bright is the daybreak, and thrilling the sight
Of America's rally for freedom and right;
Her sons and her daughters she calls from afar.
To hail the bright advent of Liberty's star.
Maine standeth firm with breast to the floods;
Her sons' hearts as high as their tall piny woods;
And shoulder to shoulder, New Hampshire is there,
With lots of brave freemen, enough and to spare!
who shall count all her Green mountain boys? When Liberty raiseth, her clarion voice;
Massachusetts, God bless her! When freedom's at stake,
Every soul of her children are up and awake!
Rhode Island is little, but goeth it strong;
And Connecticut too, who don't ‘calculate’ wrong;
New York! no mistake, she will take up the Van;
When New Jersey arises, beat her if you can.
Pennsylvania is ready, the old State of Penn —
How can she do other than succor free men?
And Delaware, too, with old Maryland yet;
For free soil and freedom will precedent set!
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and all,
With Ohio for freedom will stand or will fall;
And soon thro' the length and the breadth of our land;
Not a heart shall be cold, not a recreant hand!