We Will Vote for Old Abe Lincoln.
TUNE.--"The old Granite State."Page Image
1. WE are coming, we are coming; Freedom's battle is begun,
And inscribed upon our banner is the name of ABE LINCOLN!
And our voice which swells for LINCOLN, and for Freedom evermore,
Shall be hailed by land and seamen as was never heard before.
Chorus--We will vote for old Abe Lincoln, we will vote for old Abe Lincoln,
We're for honest old Abe Lincoln, and for Freedom through the land.
2. We are coming, we are coming, as a patriotic band,
To drive the Border-ruffians and Fire-eaters from the land;
And we'll put them with the Sappers and the Union-miners too,
In the charge of the Flat-boatmen and Union-saving crew.--Cho.
3. We are coming, we are coming--not as comes the Ruffian throng,
Armed with pistols, drunk with whiskey, with their curses loud and long,
But we have a gallant chieftain, leading onward to the fight--
A band of noble freemen, to do battle for the right.--Cho.
4. We are coming, we are coming, to redeem our native land,
From the evils that are springing from Buchanan's luckless wand:
To the "Father of the Faithful" we will give the chair of state,
While we see our modern Abra'm rise the highest o'er the great.--Cho.
5. We are coming, we are coming, and we have a nominee,
Who has worked his passage upward to the favor of the Free;
With the rifle, axe, and compass, at the counter, raft, or farm,
As a Counselor and Statesman, he has ever borne the palm.--Cho.
6. We are coming, we are coming, and we have a living man,
Standing on a spotless platform, to lead forth our glorious van:
He is tall, and lank, and stalwart, without blandishment or art,
And well fitted for the race-course, as to heels, and head, and heart.
Cho.--So we'll vote for old Abe Lincoln, so we'll vote far old Abe Lincoln;
We're for LINCOLN and for HAMLIN, and for Freedom through the land.