Saturday, July 04, 2009

"Free America" - a Song of the Revolution

By Dr. Joseph Warren (June 11, 1741 – June 17, 1775), written 1770.
He died at the Battle of Bunker Hill

"Lift up your hands ye heroes and swear with proud disdain
The wretch that would ensnare you shall lay his snares in vain.
Should Europe empty all her force, we'll meet her in array,
And fight and shout and shout and fight for North America!

Torn from a world of tyrants beneath this western sky.
We form a new dominion, a land of liberty.
The world shall own we're masters here, then hasten on the day.
Huzzah, huzzah, huzzah, huzzah for free America!

Some future day shall crown us the masters of the main.
Our fleet shall speak in thunder, to England, France, and Spain.
And the nations o'er the oceans' spread shall tremble and obey,
The sons, the sons, the sons, the sons of brave America!"

2 comments:

Johann Van De Leeuw said...

I think you could set that to the tune of the "Bonnie Blue Flag".
I can email the lyrics to you. If you like, I'll post a comment with my email, (which you'll delete please after getting the email address), and send me a line. Sound good?

Son3 said...

Hmm! I hadn't noticed! The original tune was "The British Grenadiers".

I'm a huge fan of the Bonnie Blue; I'd love for you to shoot me your email!

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