American Old Time Song Lyrics: 02 Flags Of All Nations
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 2
FLAGS OF ALL NATIONS
There's a nation of brave people held in bond against their will,
But to them will come a day of liberty,
When to the world they can proclaim their little Emerald Isle,
As added to the nations of the free,
Our sympathies are with them, for Americans believe
That the laws of God and man have been profaned,
When the governed have to suffer and are held in cruel bonds.
By laws against their interest maintained. [Irish Flag.]
Then here's the flag of Ireland, a flag of liberty,
All friends of Erin now do drink a ruby toast to thee.
There's a nation of brave people from the storied river Rhine,
Whose emigrants are welcome to our land,
They are law-abiding citizens, the very last in war,
And in peace the first to give a friendly hand ;
Of Europe's civilization they are the greatest nation,
I hope a Republic they'll soon be,
For they're people that we love, and will like to see them free,
As those in this great land of liberty. [German Flag.]
Then here's the flag of Germany, floating proudly free.
May " Die Wacht am Rhein " be one day sung, in the Halls of Liberty.
There's a band of noble patriots by Spanish tyrants ruled,
Who are fighting to gain their liberty,
Soon with victory they'll be crowned,
For they've many honest friends in America, the home of the free;
Our flag has been insulted, and we'll show these Spanish dons
That the time has now arrived we're not afraid;
The "Virginius" and her crew we'll speedily avenge.
And to poor suffering Cuba lend our aid. [Cuban Flag]
Then here's the flag of Cuba, so very dear you are.
May soon in freedom proudly float, the flag of a single star.
There's a country of brave people who stand head upon the list
Of any throughout this mighty world,
She's a refuge for the oppressed, from every other land.
And for freedom her banner is unfurled.
Our Centennial Anniversary, we shortly hope to write,
Upon the immortal scroll of Fame,
In memory of the blessings bequeathed by Washington,
Then for ever revered by his name. [American Flag.]
Then here's the flag of America, the flag of Washington,
The greatest flag throughout the world, that e'er the sun shone on.