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Ghe Gree of Liberty.

E meet this day, this sacred hour,

To bind anew our country's power; From north to south, from shore to shore,

To talk of scenes in days of yore.

CHORUS–Our blood-bought country thee,

Oh! may thy soil protected be!
And shaded by the stately boughs,
Of freedom's great and glorious

tree!
Land where our fathers bled!-

Land of our kindred dead!
By them this light was shed-

The light of liberty!

We fancy we can see the boat,

That bore our fathers o'er! Our liberty was cradled there;

Old ocean wafted it ashore.

Our fathers bore the cruel laws,

That British Lords have always made, Till liberty was there inscribed,

And in the silent grave was laid.

They raised the coffin from the tomb,

And vowed to plant that precious boon, O'er all the land from sea to sea

That glorious tree of liberty!

At Lexington was the first scene,
Where blood was poured upon the

green; That blood was pure and it ran free,

To save the tree of liberty!

At Bunker Hill again we see,

A crimson current drench that tree; They gained the victory—ah! how well

And marked the spot where Warren fell.

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The Mayflower, in whose Cabin the first written form of Government was ever Subscribed by a whole people. Hence the Birth Place of our American Liberty, rocked on the free waves of the mighty Atlantic,

THE NEW YORK

PUBLIC LIBRARY

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