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SONG OF THE BORDER. 305
SONG OF THE BORDER.
Air — " Bonnie Dundee.''''
TO the heart of the nation the booming guns
spoke, While the true flag went down in the fire and the
smoke; And the grim walls of Sumter yet echoed the fray, When the Loyalists rushed where the Stars led the
way. Chorus — Then fight for the Stripes, boys, and fight for the Stars ! Confounded be treason! torn down be
the Bars ! Let foul traitors tremble, and Rebels
grow pale, As the banner of the Union floats out on the gale !
Though the land of the cypress its vandals sends
forth, They are met in the path by the hosts of the North: Toward the troopers that spring from the cotton-banked stream, With the fires of just vengeance our bayonets gleam.
Then fight, &c. 20