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Thomas Phillips Thompson

"Rouse and Rally" (karaoke)

"Rouse and Rally" (sheet music)


Our patriot sires in days of old

Threw off the Briton's sway.

Americans were free and bold.

Where are their sons today?

Our wrongs are greater a thousand fold

Than were our fathers' then.

 

Then, rouse and rally by hill and valley

And claim our rights as men.

Then, rouse and rally by hill and valley

And claim our rights as men.

 

Despotic power, oppressive laws,

Our fathers brave defied

And baffled in their country's cause

The lion in his pride.

And shall we cower before the wolf,

The usurer in his den?

 

No! Rouse and rally by hill and valley

And claim your rights as men.

No! Rouse and rally by hill and valley

And claim your rights as men.

 

The money kings now rule the land

While men of freedom dream.

They crush the poor with iron hand

And boast their power supreme.

But liberty will yet revive

To bless the land again.

 

So rouse and rally by hill and valley

And claim your rights as men.

So rouse and rally by hill and valley

And claim your rights as men.

 

The broad and fertile plains which stretch

Their leagues of golden grain

Enrich some greedy, thievish wretch

Who profits by our pain.

Let each true heart resent the wrong

With voice and vote and pen

 

And rouse and rally by hill and valley

And claim your rights as men.

And rouse and rally by hill and valley

And claim your rights as men.


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