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286            A SONG FOR THE TIME.
A SONG FOR THE TIME.
Air " The Old English Gentleman."
COME, listen to another song,
That shall make your heart beat high, Bring the crimson to your forehead,
And the lustre to your eye. A song of the days of old,
Of the years that have long gone by, And of the yeomen, stout and bold, As ere wore sword on thigh.
Of the brave old Yankee yeomen, Of the days of Seventy-six.
For when the news was spread abroad,
The struggle had begun, Far over all our Northern hills
They started up as one ; And from many a farm and workshop,
Ere the setting of the sun, They water'd with their sacred blood
The field of Lexington.
The true old Yankee yeomen, Of the days of Seventy-six !