The Scarlet Banner (Samuel H. Friedman)

“The Scarlet Banner” Sheet Music (pdf).
“The Scarlet Banner” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Samuel H. Friedman.
Tune: An Italian Folk Song.


Arise, O comrades, and take your station
Behind our banner, the Scarlet Banner!
Together win our emancipation
In ev’ry nation triumphantly.

Up, Scarlet Banner, and front the foe!
Up, Scarlet Banner, and forward go!
Up, Scarlet Banner, that the world may see
Socialism triumphing and liberty.

From field and workshop and mine appearing
Behind our banner, the Scarlet Banner!
On land and water, our call they’re hearing.
The hour is nearing triumphantly.

Up, Scarlet Banner, and front the foe!
Up, Scarlet Banner, and forward go!
Up, Scarlet Banner, that the world may see
Socialism triumphing and liberty.

One fearless worker and then another,
Behind our banner, the Scarlet Banner,
Have lit a fire no repulse can smother.
Stand up, my brother, triumphantly.

Up, Scarlet Banner, and front the foe!
Up, Scarlet Banner, and forward go!
Up, Scarlet Banner, that the world may see
Socialism triumphing and liberty.


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