Hail, Liberty
 


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“Hail, Liberty,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 25, 2024, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31574.


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Title

Hail, Liberty

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Patriotic music--United States
Liberty--Songs and music
United States--Songs and music

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

Hail Liberty!

Hail! liberty, supreme delight,
Thou idol of the mind,
Through every clime intend thy flight,
The world range unconfined.
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Chorus-
The virtues of the just and brave,
Exist alone with thee.
Nature never meant to form a slave,
Her birth-right’s liberty.
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Thou’ all the tyrants in the world,
Conspire to crush thy fame,
Still shall thy banners be unfurled,
External be thy name.
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Then let the world in one great band,
Of glorious unity.
Drive despotism from each land,
Or die for liberty.
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Columbia how blest art thou,
Free from tyrannic sway,
Defend thy rights thy laws avow,
Drive discord far away.
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And mayest thou to the end of time,
A sweet assylum be,
To patriots of every clime
Who sigh for liberty.

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