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The Bay State Hurrah

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FREMONT's the chief to lead the way,
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
The fire by night -- the cloud by day,
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
Mailed in truth and strong in hand,
He'll bring us to the Promised land,
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!

The Ship of State, with tattered sail,
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
Is madly driving 'fore the gale,
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
He'll soon repair her crippled form,
And bring he safely through the storm,
Hurrah! &c.

The sable flag that o'er her waves,
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
Shall float no longer over slaves,
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
And, not forgetting Buck and Breck,
He'll sweep the pirates from her deck,
Hurrah! &c.

But Freedom's stars and stripes shall wave,
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!

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Above the foe and o'er the brave,
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
From Kansas' dark and bloody ground,
To California's farthest bound.
Hurrah! &c.

Free speech, Fremont will aye defend,
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
And Slavery's curse he'll ne'er extend,
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
He goes for Freedom's holy cause,
For equal rights and equal laws,
Hurrah! &c.

And Kansas, too, shall have her due,
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
He'll save her from the ruffian crew,
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
In spite of Douglas and his pack,
He'll turn the tide of conquest back,
Hurrah! &c.

Then let us all with loud acclaim,
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
Repeat the corus with a name,
Hurrah!hurrah! hurrah!
A name at which the tyrant quails,
A name which every good man hails,
Fremont, Fremont, Fremont, Fremont,!
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!

Then rally, Freemen! for the fight,
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
The arm of God is for the right;
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!

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The right he'll own, and bless the hand
That strikees for Freedom through the land.
Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!
Fremont, Fremont! Fremont!

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