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NUMBER AND CLASSIFICATION.
SONGS OF COURAGE.
"March On."
Chorus March on and you shall gain the victory, March on and you shall gain the day.
1.   We want *no cowards in our day, You shall gain the victory.
We call for valiant-hearted men, You shall gain the day.
Chorus March on and you shall gain the victory, etc.
2.   This is the year of Jubilee, You shall gain the victory,
The Lord has set His people free, You shall gain the day.
Chorus March on and you shall gain the victory, etc.
"Stay in the Field."
Chorus
Stay in the field, Stay in the field, Stay in the field, Until the war is ended.
1.   Mine eyes are turned to the Heavenly gate,
Till the war is ended. I'll keep my way, or I'll be too late, Till the war is ended.
Chorus Stay in the field, etc.
2.   Green trees burning, why not the dry?
Till the war is ended. My Saviour died, Oh, why not I? Till the war is ended.








E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III