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Upon his comrade's shoulder
They lifte? him so grand, With his dusty drum before him,
That†nearer, nearer drew, — And ever?ore he beat, and beat,
His rat-tat-too !
The wounded a? he passed them
Looked up and gave a cheer: And one in dying blessed him,
Between a smile an? tear ! And the gray-backs — they are flying
Before the coats of blue? For whom the little dr?mmer beats
His rat-tat-too.
When the west was red with sunset,
The last pursuit was o'er; Brave Lyon rode the foremost,
And looked the name he bore ! And before him on his saddle,

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