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254 The National Music of America.
" He's gone to be a soldier in the army of the Lord, He's gone, &c. He's gone, &c.
His soul's marching on!
CHORUS.
« Glory Hally, Hallelujah ! &c.
His soul's marching on!
" John Brown's knapsack is strapped upon his back John Brown's, &c. John Brown's, &c.
His soul's marching on!
CHORUS.
" Glory Hally, Hallelujah ! &c. His soul's marching on!
" His pet lambs will meet him on the way His pet lambs, &c. His pet lambs, &c.
They go marching on !
CHORUS.
" Glory Hally, Hallelujah ! &c. They go marching on!
" They will hang Jeff Davis to a tree!* They will hang, &c. They will hang, &c.
As they march along !
1 The " sour apple-tree " evidently came later.
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