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VP_015610 Verse 1When the colonies revolting, Cast their fortunes in the fight; That should bring the country freedom And uphold a people's right; When our land was red with beacons, Met by answ'ring flash of steel, Sternly formed the ranks of freemen, Banded for the common weal, Sternly formed the ranks of freemen, Banded for the common weal. Verse 2Town and village heard the drumbeat Of the footmen's gath'ring force; While from Philadelphia's muster Rang the bugles of Light Horse. Gallant gentlemen, hot spurring, Bore their standard in the strife, Serving well their great Commander, Striking for a nation's life, Serving well their great Commander, Striking for a nation's life. Verse 3So in after days of conflict, As the onward years roll by; Often gleam their well tried sabres Loyal steel can rust defy. Be that standard still uplifted, Let no blot its blazon stain; High renown, on God relying, May the First Troop ever gain, High renown, on God relying, May the First Troop ever gain.
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Groome, H. C., Hon. Lieut, "First Troop Philadelphi : City Cavalry" (1901). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 4506.