The Battle Cry of Freedom
Union Civil War song lyrics


By: George F. Root

Yes, we'll rally round the flag, boys, we'll rally once again,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom,
We will rally from the hillside, we'll gather from the plain,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

The Union forever! Hurrah, boys, hurrah!
Down with the traitors, up with the stars;
While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

We are springing to the call of our brothers gone before,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
And we'll fill our vacant ranks with a million free men more,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

The Union forever! Hurrah, boys, hurrah!
Down with the traitors, up with the stars;
While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

We will welcome to our numbers the loyal, true and brave,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
And although they may be poor, not a man shall be a slave,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

The Union forever! Hurrah, boys, hurrah!
Down with the traitors, up with the stars;
While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

So we're springing to the call from the East and from the West,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
And we'll hurl the rebel crew from the land we love best,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

The Union forever! Hurrah, boys, hurrah!
Down with the traitors, up with the stars;
While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!



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1. Stonewall Jackson's Way
2. Lorena
3. Riding A Raid
4. Maryland, My Maryland
5. Goober Peas
6. I Can Whip The Scoundrel
7. Bonnie Blue Flag
8. Vailant Conscript
9. Rebel Soldier
10. Southern Wagon
11. Fight Of The Doodles
12. Dixie
13. Army Of The Free
14. Virginia's Bloody Soul
15. Marching Song (Of The First Arkansas Negro Regiment)
16. Why And The Wherefore
17. Vacant Chair
18. Fall Of Charleston
19. New York Volunteer
20. Faded Coat Of Blue
21. Marching Through Georgia
22. Just Before The Battle, Mother
23. Girl I Left Behind Me
24. Union Dixie
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2. Lorena
3. Cumberland Gap
4. Hard Times
5. The Yellow Rose of Texas
6. Tenting on the Old Camp Ground
7. Hard Crackers
8. Marching Through Georgia
9. Hit's of the 60's (Kingdom Coming/Battle Cry of Freedom/Dixie/Battle Hymn of the Republic)
10. The Faded Coat of Blue
11. President Lincoln's Hornpipe
12. Fisher's Hornpipe/Leather Britches/Bill Cheatham
13. Ashokan Farewell
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1. First Shot
2. Shiloh
3. Antietam
4. Stonewall's Brigade
5. Jeb's Black Horse Brigade
6. Gettysburg Recalled
7. V.M.I.'s Gallant Hour
8. Battle of Atlanta
9. Virginia's Heritage
10. Confederate Flag
11. Lee's Command
12. Appomattox

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