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146 Songs and Ballads
3 Still, still for noble England,
Bold DACRES' streamers fly; And, for Columbia, gallant HULL's,
As proudly and as high. Now louder rings the battle din, More thick the volumes pour; Still they ride, side by side, While the bell'wing thunders roar, While the cannon's fire is flashing fast, And the bell'wing thunders roar.
4 Why lulls Britannia's thunder,
That wak'd the wat'ry war? Why stays that gallant Guerriere, Whose streamer wav'd so fair? That streamer drinks the ocean wave!
That warrior's fight is o'er! Still they ride, side by side, While Columbia's thunders roar, While her cannon's fire is flashing fast, And her Yankee thunders roar.
5 Hark! 'tis the Briton's lee gun!
Ne'er bolder warrior kneel'd! And ne'er to gallant mariners
Did braver seamen yield. Proud be the sires, whose hardy boys,
Then fell, to fight no more; With the brave, mid the wave, When the cannon's thunders roar, Their spirits then shall trim the blast, And swell the thunder's roar.