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"Rally Round the Flag," Lyrics, Text Format



"Rally Round the Flag," Lyrics, Text Format



Advanced syncopation, ascending tonic arpeggios,
and an extended range.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: USA - George Frederick Root (1825-1895) 1862

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: AB - verse/chorus

  • Rhythm: advanced: | ri ti/ ti/ ri | syncopation, | ta ta | ta/a |
    | ta ti/ ri | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti | ti ti ti ti |
    | ta (ti) ti | ti ta ti | syncopation

  • Pitches: advanced: Mi Fa So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La - extended range

  • Intervals: intermediate: Do\La/Do (m3), Mi/So/Do ascending tonic arpeggio (I, F), Mi/So/Do/Mi8 ascending tonic arpeggio (I, F), Do/So (P5), So\Mi (m3), So8\Mi8\Do descending tonic arpeggio (I, F)

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth; pickup beat, tonic arpeggios, syncopation, repeated melodic rhythm patterns, extended range, verse/chorus

  • Key Words: USA history: civil war, patriotic song of the Union (North); holiday song: Fourth of July, Independence Day; rally, shouting, battle cry, freedom, hillside, plain, traitor, springing, gone before, brothers, vacant ranks, million, loyal, brave, poor, slave, rebel, crew, marching, glorious, fight, host, fearless, Uncle Sam, amid, fray, comrades, rushing, Liberty, might; contractions: we're (we are), we'll (we will); abbreviations: altho' (although) , vict'ry (victory)

  • Recorder: advanced: introducing the E, F, G, and A above high C, syncopation and tonic arpeggios

 
 


"Rally Round the Flag"
also known as
"Battle Cry of Freedom"

           
 
Rallying Song
 
    1. Oh, we'll rally round the flag boys, rally once again,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom;
We will rally from the hillside, gather from the plain,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom.
   
      Chorus:    
     

The Union forever, Hurrah! boys, hurrah!
Down with the traitor, and up with the star;
While we rally round the flag, boys, ally once again,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom.

   
   
2.
We are springing to the call of our brothers gone before,
Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom.
And we'll fill the vacant ranks with a million freemen more,
Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom!
   
      Chorus    
    3. We will welcome to our numbers the loyal, true and brave,
Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom
And altho' they may be poor not a man shall be a slave,
Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom!
   
      Chorus    
    4. So we're springing to the call from the East and from the West,
Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom.
And we'll hurl the Rebel crew from the land we love the best,
Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom!
   
      Chorus    
           
 
Battle Song
 
    1. We are marching to the field, boys, we're going to the fight,
Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom,
And we bear the glorious stars for the Union and the right,
Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom.
   
      Chorus:    
      The Union forever! Hurrah boys hurrah!
Down with the traitor, up with the star,
For we're marching to the field, boys, going to the fight,
Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom!
   
    2. We will meet the Rebel host, boys, with fearless heart and true,
Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom,
And we'll show what Uncle Sam has for loyal men to do,
Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom.
   
      Chorus    
    3. If we fall amid the fray, boys, we'll face them to the last,
Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom.
And our comrades brave shall hear us as they go rushing past,
Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom.
   
      Chorus    
    4. Yes, for Liberty and Union we're springing to the fight,
Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom.
And the vict'ry shall be ours for we're rising in our might,
Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom.
   
      Chorus    
           


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