WAR SONG. BY HON. ALEX B. MEEK.

WAR SONG.

BY HON. ALEX B. MEEK.

Would’st thou have me love thee, dearest,

With a woman’s proudest heart,

Which shall ever hold thee nearest,

Shrined in its inmost heart?

Listen, then! My country’s calling

On her sons to meet the foe!

Leave these groves of love and myrtle;

Drop thy dreamy harp of love!

Like young KORNER–scorn the turtle,

When the eagle scream’s above!

Dost thou pause? Let dotards dally–

Do thou for thy country fight!

‘Neath her noble emblem rally–

“God, our country, and her right!”

Listen, now her trumpet’s calling

On her sons to meet the foe!

Woman’s heart is soft and tender,

But ’tis proud and faithful too;

Shall she be her land’s defender?

Lover! soldier! up and do!

Seize thy father’s ancient falchion.

Which once flashed as freedom’s star!

‘Till sweet peace–the bow and halcyon–

Stilled the stormy strife of war.

Listen! now thy country’s calling

On her sons to meet the foe!

Sweet is love in moonlight bowers!

Sweet is the altar and the flame!

Sweet is spring-time, with her flowers!

Sweeter far the patriot’s name!

Should the God that smiles above thee,

Doom thee to a soldier’s grave,

Hearts will break, but fame will love thee,

Canonized among the brave!

Listen, then! thy country’s calling

On her sons to meet the foe!

Rather would I view thee lying

On the last red field of strife,

‘Mid thy country’s heroes dying,

Than to be a dastard’s wife.

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SONS OF FREEDOM. BY NANNY GRAY.

SONS OF FREEDOM.

BY NANNY GRAY.

Sons of Freedom, on to glory,

Go, where brave men do or die,

Let your names, in future story,

Gladden every patriot’s eye;

‘Tis your country calls you, hasten!

Backward hurl the invading foe

Freemen never think of danger,–

To the glorious battle go!

Oh! remember, gallant JACKSON,

Single-handed in the fight,

Death-blows dealt the fierce marauder,

For his liberty and right;

Tho’ he fell beneath their thousands,

Who that covets not his fame?

Grand and glorious, brave and noble,

Henceforth shall be JACKSON’S name.

Sons of freedom! can you linger

When you hear the battle’s roar,

Fondly dallying with your pleasures,

When the foe is at your door?

Never! no! we fear no idlers,

“Death or Freedom’s” now the cry,

‘Till the stars and bars triumphant,

Spread their folds to every eye.

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KENTUCKY REQUIRED TO YIELD HER ARMS.

KENTUCKY REQUIRED TO YIELD HER ARMS.

By Unknown

Ho! will the despot trifle

In dwellings of the free;

Kentuckians yield the rifle,

Kentuckians bend the knee;

With dastard fear of danger,

And trembling at the strife,

Kentucky, to the stranger,

Yield liberty for life?

Up! up! each gallant ranger,

With rifle and with knife!

The dastard and the traitor,

The wolf-cub and the snake,

The robber, swindler, hater,

Are in your, homes–awake!

Nor let the cunning foeman

Despoil your liberty!

Yield weapon up to no man,

While you can strike and see.

Awake, each gallant yeoman,

If still ye would be free!

Aye, to sight the rifle,

And smite with spear and knife,

Let no base cunning stifle

Each lesson of your life;

How won your gallant sires

The country which ye keep?

By soul, which still inspires

The soil on which ye weep!

Leap up! their spirit fire,

And rouse ye from your sleep!

What! cry the sires so famous,

In Orleans’ ancient field,

Will ye, our children, shame us,

And to the despot yield?

What! each brave lesson stifle,

We left to give you life?

Let apish despots trifle

With home, and child, and wife?

And yield, O shame! the rifle,

And sheath, O shame! the knife?

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SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS. BY WM. H. HOLCOMBE, M. D.

SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS.

BY WM. H. HOLCOMBE, M. D.

When the bloody and perjured usurper called forth

His minions and tools–to the shame of the North!

And they swarmed to our borders with insolent tread,

Oppressing the living, insulting the dead;

Virginia awoke from her dream of repose

And rallied her children to grapple her foes;

United they sprang every man to his gun,

And her glorious motto blazed out like a sun,

Sic Semper Tyrannis!

When the soil of Virginia was drenched with her blood,

And her brave sisters ’round her all dauntlessly stood,

When her children fell fast and her cannon’s loud boom

Was awfully echoed from WASHINGTON’S tomb;

No hand in the battle was redder than hers,

For a spirit ancestral came down from the spheres,

And true to her glory and true to her fame,

Her proud banner towered through smoke and through flame,

Sic Semper Tyrannis!

Ah! tremble, ye Northmen! in terror and doubt!

Break, break, ye curs’d Vandals! in panic and rout!

Fly, fly from Virginia or sink on her sod,

Confounded by conscience and stricken by God,

Appease her stern wrath with libations of blood,

Then rush from the field like a turbulent flood.

The swords of Virginia shine fiercely behind,

And her flag like a cannon’s flash gleams in the wind,

Sic Semper Tyrannis!

Away to the homes ye were madmen to leave!

To invade, to insult, to subdue, to bereave!

And should ye incline to pursue your bad cause,

To impose upon us your religion and laws,

Remember Manassas and shun the red path!

Remember Virginia and rouse not her wrath!

She will write your blood on the next battle-field,

That stern threat to tyrants which burns on her shield,

Sic Semper Tyrannis!

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CANNON SONG. By Unknown

CANNON SONG.

By Unknown

Aha! a Song! for the trumpet’s tongue!

For the bugle to sing before us,

When our gleaming guns, like clarions,

Shall thunder in battle chorus!

With the cannon’s flash and the cannon’s crash,

With the cannon’s roar and rattle;

Let Freedom’s sons, with their shouting guns,

Go down to their country’s battle.

Where the rifles ring; where the bullets sing;

Where the black bombs whistle o’er us

With rolling wheel and rattling peal

We’ll thunder in battle chorus!

With the cannon’s flash, etc.

Your brassy throats shall learn the notes

Which make old tyrants quiver,

‘Till the war is won or each TERRELL gun

Grows cold with our hearts forever!

With the cannon’s flash, etc.

Where the laurel waves o’er our brother’s graves,

Who have gone to their rest before us;

Here’s a requiem shall sound for them

And thunder in battle chorus.

With the cannon’s flash, etc.

By the light that lies in our Southern skies;

By the Spirits that watch above us,

By the gentle bands in our summer lands,

And the gentle hearts that love us!

With the cannon’s flash, etc.

Our fathers’ faith let us keep till death;

Their fame, in its cloudless splendor,

As men who stand for their mother land

And die, but never surrender!

With the cannon’s flash and the cannon’s crash,

With the cannon’s roar and rattle;

Let Freedom’s sons, with their gleaming guns,

Go down to their country’s battle!

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GONE TO THE BATTLE FIELD. BY JOHN ANTROBUR.

GONE TO THE BATTLE FIELD.

BY JOHN ANTROBUR.

The reaper has left the field,
The mower has left the plain,
And the reaper’s hook, and the mower’s scythe
Are changed to the sword again;
For the voice of a hundred years ago,
When Freedom struck her mightiest blow,
Thrills every heart and brain!

The wayside mill is still,
And the wheel drips all alone,
For the miller’s brother and son and sire,
And the miller’s self have gone;
And their wives and daughters tarrying still,
With smiles and tears about the mill,
Wave, wave their heroes on!

The grain is full and ripe,
And the harvest moon is nigh,
But the farmer’s son is among the slain
And the father heard the cry,
And his ancient eyes flashed fires of old,
His hoary head rose strong and bold,
As wild he hurried by!

The corn is yet afield,
But many a stalk is red,
Yet not with the autumn-tassel stained,
But the blood of heroes shed,
And their blood cries out from heaps of slain,
Oh! brothers leave the sheaves of grain,
On to the fields of the dead!

By every quiet farm,
Whence father and son has gone,

The fairest daughters of the land,
Brave-hearted cheered us on,
With tender smiles that banish tears,
And words to thrill a soldier’s cheers,
When bloody fields are won.

Scarcely the form of a man,
Was seen on the long highway,
But patriot age whose withered hands
Stretched feebly up to pray!
And children whose voices haunt us still,
Gathered on every knoll and hill,
Cheering us on our way!

Yonder, with feeble limbs,
A matron with silver hair,
Knelt trembling down a soldier’s path,
And breathed to heaven a prayer.
With quivering lips, with streaming eyes,
Oh, God! preserve these gallant boys,
In battle be Thou there!

Oh, soldiers! such as these,
Like household memories come,
For a thousand prayers ascend to-day
From those we left at home.
For the red, red field to-night may be
Our couch, our grave–while victory
Shall shout above our tomb.

In battle’s bloody hour,
These pictures shall arise
Of mothers, sisters, wives, and homes,
And red and streaming eyes;
And every arm shall stronger be,
For Home, for God, for Liberty,
And strike while Mercy dies!

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RICH MOUNTAIN BY WM. H. HOLCOMBE, M. D.

RICH MOUNTAIN

BY WM. H. HOLCOMBE, M. D.

The clash of arms, the tread of hurrying feet,

Shoutings and groans and victory and defeat,

Music and madness and a mighty grave,

On the wild mountain summit! Few and brave

The proud Virginians met the invading host,

O’erwhelmed by numbers, all but honor lost,

Cannon to Cannon mocking with delight

The native thunders of that stormy height,

Whilst the green vallies, echoing from afar,

Mourned and re-mourned the fratricidal war!

How calmly, sweetly can the brave man die

On the great mountains, looking toward the sky!

Just as the soldier’s feet are fiercely set,

And his bared bosom braves the bayonet;

He heats a voice loud as the surging sea,

The Genius of Eternal Liberty,

Which brooks in reason none but God’s control,

Speaks to him, flashing grandly on his soul

Enkindled and empowered as if he were

Himself the indignant South in miniature;

Speaks sternly, sweetly thus:”Fall at thy gun

Wounded or dead, but quit it not, my son!”

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