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The Tippecanoe Gathering.

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TUNE — "Macgregor's Gathering."

The Land is awaking, and free to the blast,
The Standard of Freedom is fearlessly cast;
For the rights that we all from our forefathers drew,
We fight and our leader is Tippecanoe!
Then halloo! halloo! halloo! to the contest! —
The spirit that kindled our fathers of yore,
Is throwing its light o'er the country once more.
Then gather! gather! gather! gather! gather! gather! —
While a mountain shall stand, or while sparkles a river,
Our Cause and our Country shall flourish for ever!

The Land is awaking, and vanishing Night
Flies away from the East to the dawning of Light;
The beams of Connecticut gladden the eye,
The star of Rhode Island is bright in the sky.
Then halloo! halloo! halloo! to the contest! —
The people are rising, resistless in strength,
And the cause of the people will triumph at length.
Then gather! gather! gather! gather! gather! gather! —
While a mountain shall stand, or while sparkles a river,
The Cause of the People shall flourish for ever!

Virginia rises at Liberty's call —
One blow from her arm, and the Despot must fall!
Her sons are our leaders. She falters not now,
And the chaplet of Victory circles her brow.
Then halloo! halloo! halloo! to the contest! —
From the shades of Mount Vernon the People's loud voice
Calls every true man of the land to rejoice.
Then gather! gather! gather! gather! gather! gather! —
While Virginia has either mountain or river,
The Cause of our Country shall flourish for ever!

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The land is awaking — our rulers in fear
See plainly their time of departure is near;
There is grief in the White House, and many an eye
Is watching in tears the political sky.
Then halloo! halloo! halloo! to the contest! —
And many a pamper'd political beagle
Crouches down at the sight of the HARRISON eagle.
Then gather! gather! gather! gather! gather! gather! —
While a mountain shall stand, or while sparkles a river,
That Eagle, despite them, shall flourish for ever!

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