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Historical and patriotic songs, Songs with piano
VP_001235 Verse 1Loud rings the tramp! tramp! tramp! of marching men; Brave boys in blue, out on review. There in the ranks a tiny lad of ten Walks by an old vet'ran's side. . . "Please won't you tell me," cries the little child, "Why we defeat each foe we meet?" Proudly the gray haired brave old soldier smiled, "I'll tell you why," he replied. . . Chorus 1All Russia's sons must face their country's foes, . . . In Spain all men must answer war's alarms: . . . Italians, too, must bear their nation's woes: . . . All Frenchmen must obey the call "To Arms." . . . In Turkey men are forced to fight and die; . . . The German, too, must serve his country dear; . . . But Columbia does not drag Her brave sons beneath the flag, Ev'ry man is a volunteer! Verse 2When thro' the fair land freedom's cry had gone, Men came to die, none asking why. Deep in their hearts some spirit urged them on, Urged them to glorious deeds. . . And in Columbia's sons 'twill ever live, Just sound the drum, millions will come; They will not ask her what she has to give, Freely they'll march where she leads. . .
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1 score (4 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.
Helf, J. Fred and Heelan, Will A, "Ev'ry Man Is A Volunteer" (1903). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 377.