Uncle Sam's Farm Oh, of all the mighty nations Of the east or of the west, The glorious Yankee nation Is the leader and the best. There is room for everybody And her banner is unfurled! It's a general invitation To the people of the world. cho.: Come along! Make no delay, Come from every nation, Come from every way The land here is broad enough, So don't you feel alarmed. Uncle Sam is rich enough He'll give you all a farm. The St. Lawrence marks our northern bound Where crystal waters flow And the Rio Grande our southern bound 'Way down in Mexico. From the great Atlantic Ocean Where the sun begins to dawn 'Till it peaks the Rocky mountains, 'Way out west in Oregon. cho. In the south they grow the cotton In the west, the corn and pork While New England's manufactories They do the finer work. And the little streams and waterfalls That course along our hills Are just the thing for washing wool And driving cotton mills. cho. Our Fathers gave us liberty, But little did they dream, The grand results that flow along This mighty age of steam; For our mountains, lakes and rivers, Are all a blaze of fire, And we send our news by lightning, On the telegraphic wire cho. Yes we are bound to beat the nations, For our motto's go ahead And we'll tell the foreign paupers That our people are well fed For the nations must remember, That Uncle Sam is not a fool, For the people do the voting, And the children go to school. cho. Note: last 2 verses from Lawrence, Music for Patriots, Politicians, and Presidents Recorded by Stekert, Songs of a New York Lumberjack, Folkways) RG
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