'Twas in the days of seventy-six,|
When freemen young and old,
All fought for Independence then,
Each hero brave and bold!
'Twas then the noble Stars and Stripes
In triumph did appear,
And defended by brave patriots,
The Yankee volunteers.
'Tis my delight to march and fight,
Like a New York volunteer.
2. Now, there's our city regiments,|
Just see what they have done:
The first to offer to the State,
To go to Washington
To protect the Federal Capital,
And the flag they love so dear!
And they've done their duty nobly,
Like New York volunteers.
3. The rebels out in Maryland,
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