We Are Marching On To Richmond

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Melody - E.W. Locke
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E.W. Locke

Our knapsacks sling
And blithely sing,
We're marching on to Richmond
With weapons bright
And hearts so light
We're marching on to Richmond
Each weary mile
With song beguile
We're marching on to Richmond
The roads are rough
But smooth enough
To take us safe to Richmond!
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Then tramp away
While the bugles play
We're marching on to Richmond
Our flag shall gleam
In the morning beam
From many a spire in Richmond.

2. Our foes are near
Their drums we hear
They're camped about in Richmond
With pickets out
To tell the route
Our army takes to Richmond
We've crafty foes
To meet our blows
No doubt they'll fight for Richmond
The brave may die
But never fly
We'll cut our way to Richmond
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3. But yesterday
In murd'rous fray
While marching on to Richmond
We parted here
From comrades dear
While marching on to Richmond
With manly sighs
And tearful eyes
While marching on to Richmond
We laid the braves
In peaceful graves
And started on for Richmond
Chorus:

4. Our friends away
Are sad today
Because we march to Richmond
With loving fears
They shrink to hear
About our march to Richmond
The pen shall tell
That they who fell
While marching on to Richmond
Had hearts aglow
And face to foe
While marching on to Richmond
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5. Our thoughts shall roam
To scenes of home
While marching on to Richmond
The vacant chair
That's waiting there
While we march on to Richmond
'Twill not be long
Till shout and song
We'll raise aloud in Richmond
And war's rude blast
Will soon be past
And we'll go home from Richmond
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