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William McCarty, comp.  The American National Song Book.  1842.
For the Fourth of July

COME, genius of our happy land,
  And bless this festive day;
Thy sons are all a loyal band;
  We love thee and obey,
  We love thee and obey.        5
      For should the blasts of war be heard,
        To threat impending harms,
      Secure beneath the veteran band,
        We’ll brave the world in arms,
        We’ll brave the world in arms.        10
Bold as our sires, nor born to yield,
  But scorn for scorn bestow;
The blossoms which adorn our field
    Bloom not to deck a foe,
    Bloom not to deck a foe.
        For should the blasts of war, &c.

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