Going Dry (Elisha E. Hoffman)

“Going Dry” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Going Dry” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Elisha E. Hoffman.
Tune: “Bringing in the Sheaves.”


Hearken brave crusaders to the message cheering,
Temp’rance waves are rising ’round us mountain high;
Over all the land, saloons are disappearing,
Cities, towns, and hamlets all are going dry.

Orwigsburg’s going dry; Orwigsburg’s going dry.
Pass along the watchword; Orwigsburg’s going dry.
Orwigsburg’s going dry; Orwigsburg’s going dry.
Pass along the watchword; Orwigsburg’s going dry.

To the front, crusaders, where the fight is waging,
For the liquor traffic has been doomed to die;
Gird you on the armor; and the foe engaging,
Pass along the watchword, we are going dry.

Cleveland’s going dry; Cleveland’s going dry.
Pass along the watchword; Cleveland’s going dry.
Cleveland’s going dry; Cleveland’s going dry.
Pass along the watchword; Cleveland’s going dry.

God’s strong arm of justice is reached forth to save us,
And unto the fight He summons from on high;
Banish the saloons from the good land He gave us,
And be this our watchword: we are going dry.

Berrien’s going dry; Berrien’s going dry.
Pass along the watchword; Berrien’s going dry.
Berrien’s going dry; Berrien’s going dry.
Pass along the watchword; Berrien’s going dry.

Forth, O men of faith! and be ye full of courage,
And the hosts of evil in His strength defy,
For the Lord Jehovah pledges glor’ous vict’ry:
Rally to the watchword, we are going dry.

Chicago’s going dry; Chicago’s going dry.
Pass along the watchword; Chicago’s going dry.
Chicago’s going dry; Chicago’s going dry.
Pass along the watchword; Chicago’s going dry.


Leave a Reply: