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Lyr Req: The Flaunting Flag of Liberty

SPB-Cooperator 27 Aug 10 - 09:52 AM
Jim Dixon 23 Jan 11 - 12:54 AM
Jim Dixon 23 Jan 11 - 01:19 AM
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Subject: The Flaunting Flag of Liberty
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 09:52 AM

While browsing through the British Library catalogue I found the above reference, by William Henry Bellamy, 1850.

Has anyone heard of this, and does anyone share the view that Pter Bellamy might has inherited some of William Bellamies genes?


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Subject: Lyr Add: COLUMBIA'S GLORY
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Jan 11 - 12:54 AM

From The New York Songster (New York: John Liddle, 1836), page 63:


COLUMBIA'S GLORY.

The flaunting flag of liberty, of gallant sons the boast,
O never may a freeman yield upon Columbia's coast:
The only flag that freedom rears o'er emblems of the seas,
Is the flag that braved some fifty years the battles and the breeze.

To aid the trampled rights of man, or break oppression's chain,
The foremost in the battles' van, it never floats in vain,
The mariner where e'er he strays o'er every clime and seas,
To the flag that braved some fifty years the battles and the breeze.

If all unite as once we did to keep the flag unfurl'd,
Columbia still may fearless bid defiance to the world!
For force will flow o'er nation's tears, if lawless hand should cease,
Is the flag that braved some fifty years the battles and the breeze.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FLAG OF LIBERTY
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Jan 11 - 01:19 AM

From The Quaver; or, Songster's Pocket Companion (London: Charles Jones, 1844), page 346:


THE FLAG OF LIBERTY.

The flaunting flag of liberty,
(Of Gallia's sons the boast)
Oh, never may a Briton see
Upon the British coast!
The only flag that Freedom rears.
Her emblem on the seas,
Is the flag that braved a thousand years,
The battle and the breeze!

To aid the trampled rights of man,
And break oppression's chain,
The foremost in the battle's van,
It never floats in vain.
The mariner, where'er he steers,
In every clime he sees,
The flag that's braved a thousand years,
The battle and the breeze!

If all unite as once we did,
To keep her flag unfurl'd,
Old England still may fearless bid
Defiance to the world!
But fast will flow the nation's tears,
If lawless hands should seize
The flag that's braved a thousand years,
The battle and the breeze!


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