The battle cry of freedom / by Geo. F. Root
Root, George F. (George Frederick), 1820-1895. “The battle cry of freedom / by Geo. F. Root.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 8 June 2018, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/33079. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.
|Title||The battle cry of freedom / by Geo. F. Root|
|Subject||War songs -- United States|
|United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Songs and music|
|Description||For voice and piano with chorus refrain|
|Caption title: The battle cry of freedom : rallying song|
|Words printed as text on p. |
|Advertisement: New music published by Root & Cady on p. |
|Title page illustration: scenes based on five songs by Root / Copcutt=Willams Sc|
|Creator||Root, George F. (George Frederick), 1820-1895|
|Publisher||Chicago, Ill. : Root & Cady|
|Format||1 score (3 unnumbered pages, 4-5 pages, 1 unnumbered page) 34 cm|
|225-4 Root & Cady|
|Alternative Title||First line of text: Yes we'll rally round the flag boys, we'll rally once again|
|First line of chorus: Union forever|
|Is Part Of||Sheet Music Collection, Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives, University Libraries, Bowling Green State University|
VERSE 01: We are marching to the field, boys, we’re going to the fight,/Should the battlecry of freedom,/And we bear the glorious stars for the Union and the right,/Should the battlecry of freedom.
CHORUS: The Union forever, Hurrah! boys, Hurrah!/Down with the traitor, up with the star,/For we’re marching to the field boys, going to the fight,/Shouting the battlecry of freedom!
VERSE 02: We will meet the rebel host, boys, with fearless heart and true,/Shouting the battlecry of freedom,/And we’ll show what Uncle Sam has for loyal men to do,/Shouting the battlecry of freedom.
VERSE 03: If we fall amid the fray, boys, we’ll face them to the last,/Shouting the battlecry of freedom,/And our comrades brave shall hear us, as they go rushing past,/Shouting the battlecry of freedom.
VERSE 04: Yes, for Liberty and Union we’re springing to the fight,/Shouting the battlecry of freedom,/And the vict’ry shall be ours, for we’re rising in our might,/Shouting the battlecry of freedom.