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SONGS OF WAR AND PEACE 169
Together we come, and united we stand,
To answer humanity's call; Freemen arising, to dash down the foe; Blue and gray dealing him death at each blow; Mingling a h6st from the north and the south, 'Neath the same banner, and from every mouth
One battle cry, " Freedom !" shall go.
Hurrah for the guns ! Hurrah for the ships!
Hurrah for the flag of the stars! Hurrah for the men who fought under that!
Or under the stars and the bars! They're rallying now, brave, ardent and strong, To punish injustice and overthrow wrong; Columbia rises and leads in the fight, Her sons to do battle for honor and right,
And they're singing America's song.
ALL IN GRAY.
'Twas nearly forty years agoŚ A long, long time awayŚ
That some of us were boys in blue And some were boys in gray.
But at the end of many years, Along life's rugged way,