Strike For Your Rights, Avenge Your Wrong

STRIKE FOR YOUR RIGHTS, AVENGE YOUR WRONG

(to the tune of: The Rose of Alabama)

Columbia’s sons rush forth in throngs,
And shouting freedom’s holy songs,
Strike for your rights, avenge your wrongs
Upon the Rio Grande

CHORUS:

Remember gallant Cross laid low,
Assassinate by the foe,
Then strike the bold avenging blow,
Upon the Rio Grande!

CHORUS

Remember how your brothers fell,
While marching on to Isabel,
Surrounded by the curs of hell,
Upon the Rio Grande!

CHORUS

Think of the jails of Santa Fe,
Where freemen in captivity,
Felt Mexico’s foul tyranny,

Upon the Rio Grande

CHORUS:

Think of each harmless merchant bark
Struck by these pirates in the dark,
With hearts more cruel than the shark,
Upon the Rio Grande!

CHORUS

Then strike by noble Taylor’s side
‘Til freedom’s stars in triumph wide,
Stretch from the bold Pacific’s tide,
Unto the Rio Grande!

CHORUS

CHORUS

Sing to the Rio Grande,
The rolling Rio Grande,
Our foe shall bow the knee,
Oh, Yankee Doodle Dandy!


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