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While stream in undulating waves its white and
crimson bars.
The true sons of America and Britain firmly hold
The grasp of hearty friendliness, stronger far than bands of gold;
No more they meet as enemies, in grim and hostile ranks,
But now as brethren of one blood, enlighten­ment's phalanx,
They meet as freemen everywhere, and closer weave the bands
That bind the kindred people of these our kin­dred lands;
And they sing the same rich music, that, swell­ing as the sea,
Doth blend with grand " God Save the Queen," " My Country, 'Tis of Thee."
All proudly praise the heroes that freedom's
battle won, As British men of letters and statesmanship
have done. In days of war and days of peace, in forum, field
and home, Where'er the British drumbeat's heard, beneath
the ether dome;

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