New-York 7th Regiment

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Melody - "Star Spangled Banner"
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Albert F. Dawson

Oh, the first from New York
Was our heroes so bold,
That left their sweet homes
To fight for their nation;
Was our brave daring Seventh
With one thousand all told
Who so quickly departed
To the field as their station;
They went with good will
To fight or be killed,
To save our National Capitol
Or blood from being spilled,
Oh brave Seventh, brave Seventh
They deserv'd to be praised
By them that is free,
In the home of the brave.
2. They have gone on to fight
And protect their sweet homes
From the cowardly traitors
That deserted our Union,
They don't want to shed blood
If avoid it they could,
But they'll stand for their rights
Midst the war and confusion,
Brave are they that's gone
They'll go through winds and storms
We hope they'll come back
As they went from their homes
Oh brave Seventh, brave Seventh
They deserv'd to be praised
By them that is free,
In the home of the brave.
3. 'Tis true for our country
They went for to fight,
And offered their service
In proud manly manner,
They went for a month
Or longer to stay,
But soon they got home-sick
And had to surrender,
I think if they'd stayed
A better part they'd played,
But returned, when were wanting
And in time of their need
Foolish Seventh, foolish Seventh,
Your deeds cannot be praised,
By those who have homes,
In the land of the Brave.


No. 399, J. Wrigley Publisher. From Civil War Song Sheets, Series 1, Volume 2.

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