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Hold the Fort chorus: Hold the fort, for we are coming Union men be strong! Side by side we battle onward, Victory will come. We meet today in Freedom's cause And raise our voices high; We'll join our hands in union strong To battle or to die. Look, my comrades, see the union Banners flying high; Reinforcements now appearing Victory is nigh. See our numbers still increasing Hear the bugles blow; By our union we shall triumph Over every foe. Fierce and long the battle rages But we will not fear, Help will come whene'er it's needed, Cheer, my comrades, cheer. A political rewrite of an 1870 gospel song by Bliss; circulated by the Knights of Labor ca. 1890. RG
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