Fifes and Drums/To the Allies

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Fifes and Drums by The Vigilantes
To the Allies
by Laura E. Richards

TO THE ALLIES

Hands across the sea, brothers!
    Hands across the sea!
Here's a flag to fly with yours,
    The emblem of the free.
Holy hands of freemen gave it,
Heart and life we pledge to save it,
At your side we lift and wave it,
    Now for Liberty!

Hands across the sea, brothers!
    Hands across the sea!
Here's a sword to draw with yours,
    'Gainst monstrous tyranny.
Valiant hearts have beat beneath it,
Deathless laurels still enwreathe it.
Sadly, sternly, we unsheathe it,
    Now for Liberty.

Hands around the world, brothers!
    Hands around the world!
Fling the married colors out,
    Never to be furled;
Till the power of Light prevailing,
Vict'ry's heights in triumph scaling,
Sees the power of Darkness, failing,
    Down in ruin hurled.

Laura E. Richards.