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234 The National Music of America.
Our country calls all hands to arms,
We hear but to obey; Nor shall home's most endearing charms
Steal one weak thought away. Our saucy craft shall roam the deep,
We've sworn, lads, to defend her; Trim, taught and tight, we'll brave the fight,
Our motto " No Surrender! "
Then sling the bowl, etc.
Our home is on the mountain wave,
Our flag floats proudly free ; No boasting despot, tyrant, knave,
Shall crush fair Liberty. Firmly we'll aid her glorious cause,
We'll die, boys, to defend her ; We'll brave the foe, where'er we go,
Our motto " No Surrender I"
Then sling the bowl, etc.
Boys ! if perchance it may befall, When storm of battle raves,
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