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chico Lyr Add: Assorted Campaign Songs (1844 election) (14) Lyr Add: WE'RE FOR FREEDOM (Campaign of 1844) 01 Aug 05



AIR - 'Old Granite State'

C       F             C                  G          7
We are coming, we are coming! Freedom's battle is begun
(C) F                   C    (Am)    G          7
No hand shall furl her banner ere her victory be won
      C                                  G          7
Our shields are locked for liberty and mercy goes before
          C                         G                7
Tyrants tremble in your citadel oppression shall be o'er
         C                   G             7
We will vote for Birney, we will vote for Birney
            C                         Am
We're for Liberty and Birney and for Freedom through the land

C       G7          C    G#7                G
Hurrah! hurrah!, hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!, hurrah!
         C                        G         7
We will vote for Birney, we will vote for Birney
          C                                    G7         C
We're for Liberty and Birney and for Freedom through the land

We have hatred dark and deep for the fetter and the thong;
We bring light to prisoned spirits, for the captive wail a song!
We are coming, we are coming! And 'No league with tyrant man'
Is emblazoned on our banner, while Jehovah leads the van

We are coming we are coming but we wield no battle brand
We armed with truth and justice with God's charter in our hand
And our voice which swells for freedom--freedom now and ever more
Shall be heard as ocean's thunder, when they burst upon the shore!



[Campaign song for Liberty Party's nominee, James Birney, who threw the election to democrat James Polk]


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