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Ye Sons of Freedom, Wake to Glory!

Song performed by : Chad Sheridan (vocals) and Tara Dirst (banjo). Recording engineer: Matt Dotson.

TUNE -- "Marseille's Hymn."

Ye sons of Freedom, wake to glory!
Awake, and in your manhood rise!
Your country, famed in martial story,
A prey to her oppressor lies,
No foreign foes its shores approaching
Spread desolation o'er the land,
Of her own sons a worthless band
Upon her rights are now encroaching.

Arise! Arise, ye true!
In all your might arise!
Redeem from the oppressor's hand,
Your country's liberties.

The fire of liberty is burning
In every honest patriot's heart,
The bribes of office holders spurning,
Each dares to act a freeman's part.
The manhood of the land is waking
To claim its rights so long denied,
And in its hardihood and pride,
Van Buren's galling chain is breaking.

Arise! Arise, ye true!
In all your might arise!
Redeem from the oppressor's hand,
Your country's liberties.

The freemen of the West are rising,
The WESTERN STATESMAN leads the band,
They come all selfish thoughts despising,
To rescue a devoted land.
From every mountain, hill, and valley,
Firm in the cause true patriots stand,
And joined together heart and hand,
For Freedom's battle proudly rally.

Chorus. --- Arise! Arise, ye true.

© 2002 Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project