The Wide-Awakes (Bouck White)

“The Wide-Awakes” Sheet Music (pdf).
“The Wide-Awakes” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Bouck White.
Tune: Bouck White.


Lo, our secret we gladly tell:
Boldness and joy and zeal!
Thus, we conquer o’er gates of hell:
Boldness and joy and zeal!
Socialism’s beauty
Teaches faith and duty.

List to the call! Offer to all:
Boldness and joy and zeal.
Matrons and men, sing it again:
Boldness and joy and zeal.

Ye who languish your lives away,
Boldness and joy and zeal,
Come; your darkness we’ll turn to day,
Boldness and joy and zeal.
Message high and holy;
Rescue of the lowly.

List to the call! Offer to all:
Boldness and joy and zeal.
Matrons and men, sing it again:
Boldness and joy and zeal.

Comrades, blaze it afar and near,
Boldness and joy and zeal!
Revolution that knows no fear,
Boldness and joy and zeal.
Ours a high endeavor;
Turning back, no, never.

List to the call! Offer to all:
Boldness and joy and zeal.
Matrons and men, sing it again:
Boldness and joy and zeal.


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