Hurrah for Cooper and Cary

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Air - "Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys"

We will rally in the city,
 We will gather from the farms,
Shouting equalization,
 Greenbacks a legal tender,
Then the poor will get along,
 The poor that dwell throughout our nation.


Three cheers for Cooper and Cary,
 Hurrah, boys, hurrah;
Three cheers for our nation,
 In peace and in war;
If it were not for our laboring men,
 What would our nation do -
Take this in consideration.

It is now one hundred years,
 Or just one century,
Stood grand this good old nation,
 And our forefathers fought
That we may not be a slave -
 A slave to the monarchy of England.

Revolutionary war was fought
 With the British, this we hear,
To make this an independent nation;
 We, the independent men,
We will not be a slave,
 To bond-holders in our nation.

The Republicans are for gold,
 And the nation as it is;
Take this in consideration.
 In eighteen seventy-nine
Taxes must be paid in gold,
 If Hayes and Wheeler gain election.

The Democrats are for gold,
 Reform and economy;
What better off will be our nation,
 If Tilden and Hendricks,
If they gain the day -
 Poor people will come to starvation.

Come, freeman, now arise,
 Put your shoulder to the wheel
This Presidential election;
 Vote for an independent man,
One in favor of greenbacks,
 In this great financial question.

Three cheers for Cooper and Cary,
 May they keep marching on -
Marching with God upon the right, boys,
 May they conquer o'er their foes
And the cursed money rings -
 Right will yet conquer might, boys.

© Julia A Moore