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We are Coming Father Abraham

We are coming father Abraham
three hundred thousand more
from Mississippi's winding stream
and from New England's shore
we leave our plows and work shops
our wives and children dear
with hearts too full for utterance
with but a silent tear
We dare not look behind us
but steadfastly before
We are coming father Abraham 
Three hundred thousand more

We are coming, we are coming 
now our Union to restore
we are coming father Abraham with
three hundred thousand more.
We are coming father Abraham with 
three hundred thousand more.

If you look across the hilltops
that meet the northern sky
long moving lines of rising dust
your vision may discrie
and now the wind an instant tears
the cloudy veil aside
and floats aloft our spangled flag
in glory and in pride.
And bay'nets in the sunlight gleam
and bands brave music pour.
We are coming father Abram
Three hundred thousand more


If you look all up our valleys
where the growing harvest shines
You may see our sturdy farmer boys
fast forming into line.
And children from their mothers knees
are pulling at the weeds
and learning how to reap and sow
against their country's needs
And a farewell group stands weeping
at every cottage door
We are coming Father Abraham,
Three hundred thousand more


You have called us, and we're coming
on Richmond's bloody tide, 
To lay us down for freedom's sake
our brothers' bones beside.
O, from foul treason's grasp
to wrench the murderous blade
And in the face of foreign foes
its fragments to parade. 
Six hundred thousand loyal men
and true have gone before,
We are coming, Father Abraham
300,000 more!



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