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William McCarty, comp.  The American National Song Book.  1842.
Droop Not, Columbia
Tune—“In Infancy”

Sung in Memory of General Washington

DROOP not, Columbia, Heaven is just,
  And would thy chief reward,
Though what was mortal turns to dust,
  His name thy coast shall guard;
Fired with remembrance of his deeds,        5
  The chiefs he lived to form
Shall mount again their neighing steeds,
  And guide the martial storm.
        And guide, &c.
Taught by the maxims he approved,
  The younger race shall burn        10
To imitate the sires he loved,
  And rush to arms in turn;
Inspired by Liberty and thee,
  They’ll make invaders fly;
Like Washington, their choice will be,        15
  To conquer, or to die.
        To conquer, &c.

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