Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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OUR FAMILIAR SONGS.
The sun sets at night, and the stars shun the day But glory remains when the light fades away ; Begin, ye tormenters, your threats are in vain. For the son of Alknomook shall never complain.
Remember the arrows he shot from his bow. Remember your chiefs by his hatchet laid low; Why so slow ? do you wait till I shrink from my pain? No! the son of Alknomook shall never complain.
Rememberthewoodwhereinambush\velay,[away; And the scalps which we bore from your nation Now the flame rises fast, you exult in my pain, But the son of Alknomook shall never complain.
I'll go to the land where my father is gone. His ghost shall rejoice in the fame of his son; Death comes like a friend to relieve me from pain; And thy son,0 Alknomook! has scorn'd to complain.
O, BOYS, CARRY ME 'LONG!
This is one of the " Plantation melodies" of Stephen Collins Foster. and music are by him. It was produced in 1851.
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