Songs Of The Soldiers(Union) - online songbook

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196                    " GREENBA CKS."
To buy half the thrones of Europe, With the crowns tossed in to boot.
Pledge — to our buried fathers,
That sons of patriot-sires, On Freedom's sacred altars,
Relight their glorious fires — That fortune, life, and honor
To our country's cause we give — Fortune and life may perish,
Yet the Government shall live.
Pledge — to our unborn children,
That, free from blot or stain, The flag hauled down at Sumter,
Shall yet float free again — And, cleansed from foul dishonor,
And rebaptized in blood, Wave o'er the land forever,
To Freedom and to God!