Earth Liberated Forever (Bouck White)

“Earth Liberated Forever” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Earth Liberated Forever” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Bouck White.
Tune: “Marching Through Georgia.”


Peoples wide are asking,
“Lo! What means this banner red?
What’s the meaning of these shouts,
Enough to wake the dead?
Host a-marching on and on
O’er every landscape spread,
Singing, “Earth liberated forever”?

We sing, we sing, we sing the jubilee;
We bring, we bring, we bring glad liberty.
Shout, O, shout the anthem loud,
“The workers shall be free:
Earth liberated forever!”

Hear the tramping of our feet
O’er countries far and wide.
Broadening across the world,
A deep and swelling tide.
Tyrants start in sudden fear
And madly seek to hide.
“Earth liberated forever!”

We sing, we sing, we sing the jubilee;
We bring, we bring, we bring glad liberty.
Shout, O, shout the anthem loud,
“The workers shall be free:
Earth liberated forever!”

Closed and finished is the old;
Behold another age!
History now starts afresh
And turns a glad, new page.
Look! The Bourbons stand aghast;
Reactionaries rage!
“Earth liberated forever!”

We sing, we sing, we sing the jubilee;
We bring, we bring, we bring glad liberty.
Shout, O, shout the anthem loud,
“The workers shall be free:
Earth liberated forever!”

Cowards shrink and turn away;
They do not dare to stand.
Triflers, worldlings, idlers, all,
Deride our growing band.
Ne’er we’ll heed their empty boasts.
God leads us by the hand.
“Earth liberated forever!”

We sing, we sing, we sing the jubilee;
We bring, we bring, we bring glad liberty.
Shout, O, shout the anthem loud,
“The workers shall be free:
Earth liberated forever!”


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