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Rallying Song

TUNE - The Marseillaise Hymn.
Song performed by: Chad Sheridan (vocals) and Tara Dirst (banjo). Recording engineer: Matt Dotson.


BEHOLD! the furious storm is rolling,
Which border friends confederate raise,
The dogs of war, let loose, are howling,
And, lo! our infant cities blaze.
And shall we camly view the ruin,
While lawless force, with giant stride,
Spreads desolation far and wide,
In guiltless blood his hands imbuing?
Arise, arise, ye brave!
And let our war-cry be,
Free speech, free press, free soil, free men,
Fre-mont and victory!

O, Liberty! can he resign thee
Who once has felt thy generous flame?
Can threats subdue, or bolts confine thee,
Or whips thy noble spirit tame?
No! by the heavens bright bending o'er us!
We've called our captain to the van,
Behold the hour - behold the man!
O, wise and valiant, go before us!
Then let the shout again
Ring out from sea to sea -
Free speech, free press, free soil, free men,
Fre-mont and victory!

Hurrah, hurrah! from hill and valley,
Hurrah, from prairie wide and free!
Around our glorious chieftan rally,
For Kansas and for liberty!
Let him who first her wilds exploring,
Her virgin beauty gave to fame,
Now save her from the curse and shame
Which slavery o'er her soil is pouring.
Our standard-bearer, then,
The brave pathfinder be!
Free speech, free press, free soil, free men,
Fre-mont and victory!