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294                          WAR-SONG.
WAR-SONG.
WRITTEN FOR THE FORTY-NINTH REGIMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS
VOLUNTEERS.
Air " Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean."
OLD Berkshire, from hill and from valley, Her pride and her glory sends forth ; Her brave sons unitedly rally,
With the legions that pour from the North, With firm will and manly endeavor, The Star-Spangled flag to uphold ; Oh give us old Berkshire forever,
And her own Forty-Ninth, brave and bold ! Chorus And her own Forty-Ninth, brave and bold. And her own Forty-Ninth, brave and bold. Oh give us old Berkshire forever, And her own Forty-Ninth, brave and bold.
We leave home and friends far behind us,
And the scenes we have cherished so dear, The ties that no longer must bind us,
We sunder them all with a tear. Ourselves from our kindred we sever,
Till war and its perils are past; For the flajj of our Union forever,
We swear to defend to the last!
We swear to defend to the last, &c.