There are voices of hope that are borne on the air,|
And our land will be freed from ist clouds of despair,
For brave men and true men to battle have gone,
And good times, good times are now coming on.
Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!
Sound the news from the din of battle booming,
Tell the people far and wide that better times are coming.
2. Abram Lincoln has the army and the navy in his hands,
While Seward keeps our honor bright abroad in foreign lands;
And Stanton is a man, who is sturdy as a rock,
With brave men to back him up and stand the battles shock.
3. Now McClellan is a leader and well let him take away,
For a man in his position, he should surely have his way.
Our nations honord Scott, he has trusted to his might,
Your faith in McClellan put for we are shure hes right.
4. General Lyon and Baker and Ellsworth now are gone,
But still we have some brave men to lead the soldiers on;
The noise of the battle will soon have died away,
And the darkness now upon us will be turnd to happy day.
5. Generals Sigel and Halleck they have conquered in the West,
And Burnside, victorious, he rides the oceans breast,
The traitors and the rebels will soon meet their doom;
Then peace and prosperity will dwell in every home.
6. Captain Foote is commander of the Mississippi fleet,
For his flag he strikes and makes the traitors beat a quick retreat;
With iron-clad gun-boats he makes the rebels run,
While Grant makes our colors wave and glitter in the sun.
7. General Fremont the path-finder never lags behind,
He is gone to the mountains, new pathways to find,
His voice is for freedom, and his sword is for the right,
Then hail! noble Fremont the nations delight.
8. From the land of the Shamrock theres stuff that never yields,
For weve brave Colonel Corcoran, and gallant General Shields;
From Meagher soon well hear, for we know that he is true,
And stands for the honor of the Red, White and Blue.
9. Heres health to Captain Ericsson, the Monitor and crew,
Who showed the southern chivalry a thing they never knew;
The Merrimac had slayed as St. Patrick did the toads,
Till Worden with the Monitor came into Hampton roads.