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William McCarty, comp.  The American National Song Book.  1842.
 
The Hero of Sandusky
By Charles L. S. Jones
 
Tune—“He was famed for deeds of arms”

SOUND! O, sound, Columbian shell!
  High the thundering pæan raise!
Let the echoing bugle’s swell,
  Loudly answering, sound his praise!
’Tis Sandusky’s warlike boy,        5
  Crown’d with victory’s trophies, comes!
High arise, ye shouts of joy!
Sound, the loud trumpet sound,
  And beat the drums!
 
What! shall worth unsung expire,        10
  Mingling with the common clay?
Shall no notes, like his own fire,
  Snatch from death his fame away?
O, Columbia, at thy need
  Ever may such heroes rise,        15
Brave to fight, and free, to bleed
Worthy their free, their own
  Dear native skies!
 
Yes, the strain shall loudly peal,
  Ring, o’er valley hill and dell,        20
Whilst thy sons, Columbia, feel
  Patriot joys their bosoms swell.
Emulous of his high emprize,
  See them crown his youthful brow!
Britain sees, with tearful eyes,        25
Where her brave veterans bold
  His hand laid low.
 
Hail, O chief!—the poet’s strain
  Cannot add one wreath to thee;
Fame has claim’d thee; and again        30
  Wills thee not unknown to be.
Come! Sandusky’s warlike boy!
  Crown’d with victory’s garlands, come!
High arise, ye shouts of joy!
Sound, the loud trumpet sound,        35
  And beat the drums!
 
 
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