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COLUMBIA, THE GEM OF THE OCEAN,
Key of D. Columbia, the gem of the ocean,
The home of the brave and the free, The shrine of each patriot's devotion,
A world offers homage to thee; Thy mandates make heroes assemble,
When liberty's form stands in view, Thy banners make tyranny tremble,
When borne by the Red, White and Blue.
Chorus.—When borne by the Red, Whte and Blue,
When borne by the Red, White and Blue; Thy banners make tyranny tremble, When borne by the Red, White and Blue. When war waged its wide desolation, And threatened our land to deform, The ark, then, of freedom's foundation,— Columbia,—rode safe through the storm With the garlands of victory o'er her,
How proudly she bore her bold crew,— With her flag proudly floating before her,— The boast of the Red, White and Blue. Chorus.—The boast of the Red, White, and Blue, etc. The wine-cup, the wine-cup bring hither,
And fill you it up to the brim, May the memory of Washington ne'er wither,
Nor a star of his glory grow dim; May the service, united, ne'er sever,
But may each to his country prove true, The Army and Navy forever,— Three cheers for the Red, White, and Blue. Chorus.—Three cheers' for the Red, White, and Blue, etc.