The Young Volunteer

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Melody - John Hill Hewitt
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John Hill Hewitt

Our flag is unfurled and our arms flash bright,
As the sun wades up the sky;
But ere I join the doubtful fight,
Lovely maid, I would say, "Goodbye,"
I'm a young volunteer, and my heart is true
To our flag that woos the wind;
Then three cheers for that flag and our country too,
And the girls we leave behind.
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Then adieu, then adieu, 'tis the last bugle's strain,
That is falling on the ear;
Should it so be decreed that we ne'er meet again,
Oh, remember the Young Volunteer.

2. When over the desert, through burning rays,
With a heavy heart I tread;
Or when I breast the cannon's blaze,
And bemoan my comrades dead,
Then, then I will think of my home and you,
And our flag shall kiss the wind;
With huzza for our cause and our country too,
And the girls we leave behind.
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