Battle cry of freedom

Aj Washburn

The union lyrics

Union version lyrics:


Yes we’ll rally round the flag, boys, we’ll rally once again,

Shouting the battle cry of freedom, We will rally from the hillside, we’ll gather from the plain, Shouting the battle cry of freedom!


The Union forever! Hurrah, boys, hurrah!

Down with the traitor, up with the star;

While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again,

Shouting the battle cry of freedom!


We are springing to the call with a million freemen more,

Shouting the battle cry of freedom! And we’ll fill our vacant ranks of our brothers gone before, Shouting the battle cry of freedom!


The Union forever! Hurrah, boys, hurrah!

Down with the traitor, up with the star;

While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again,

Shouting the battle cry of freedom!


We will welcome to our numbers the loyal, true and brave,

Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

And although he may be poor, he shall never be a slave,

Shouting the battle cry of freedom!


The Union forever! Hurrah, boys, hurrah!

Down with the traitor, up with the star;

While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again,

Shouting the battle cry of freedom!


So we’re springing to the call from the East and from the West,

Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

And we’ll hurl the rebel crew from the land we love best,

Shouting the battle cry of freedom!


The Union forever! Hurrah, boys, hurrah!

Down with the traitor, up with the star;

While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again,

Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

The song meaning

The song means that they fought once and they will fight again if they are forced to fight against any one who rebels. They fought the king and they aren't afraid to fight themes selves. They couldn't stand how slave owners treated their slaves. The north wanted freedom and the south wanted slavery. Since president lincon was elected they formed the C.S.O.A. But the president didn't care then later the south crossed the line.