Battle Cry of Freedom

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Music and Lyrics by George Frederick Root

VERSE 1

           G               Em                      B7    C 
Yes, we'll rally round the flag, boys, we'll rally once again,

G                              D 
Shouting the battle cry of freedom;

G                      Em                     B7       C 
We will rally from the hillside, we'll gather from the plain,

G                          D7  G 
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

CHORUS

               C      G 
The Union forever, hurrah, boys, hurrah!

                  C    G           D 
Down with the traitor, up with the star;

         G               Em                B7    C 
While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again,

G                          D7  G 
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

  
VERSE 2

       G                Em                   B7     C 
We are springing to the call of our brothers gone before,

G                              D 
Shouting the battle cry of freedom;

G                         Em                   B7      C 
And we'll fill the vacant ranks with a million freemen more,

G                          D7  G 
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

CHORUS

               C      G 
The Union forever, hurrah, boys, hurrah!

                  C    G           D 
Down with the traitor, up with the star;

         G               Em                B7    C 
While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again,

G                          D7  G 
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

  
VERSE 3

        G              Em                 B7       C 
We will welcome to our numbers the loyal, true and brave,

G                              D 
Shouting the battle cry of freedom;

G                        Em                    B7   C 
And although they may be poor, not a man shall be a slave,

G                          D7  G 
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

CHORUS

               C      G 
The Union forever, hurrah, boys, hurrah!

                  C    G           D 
Down with the traitor, up with the star;

         G               Em                B7    C 
While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again,

G                          D7  G 
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

  
VERSE 4 

         G                Em                     B7       C 
So we're springing to the call from the East and from the West,

G                              D 
Shouting the battle cry of freedom;

G                        Em                    B7       C 
And we'll hurl the rebel crew from the land we love the best,

G                          D7  G 
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

CHORUS

               C      G 
The Union forever, hurrah, boys, hurrah!

                  C    G           D 
Down with the traitor, up with the star;

         G               Em                B7    C 
While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again,

G                          D7  G 
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

  

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Instrument Chords
Banjo B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major
Guitar B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major
Mandolin B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major
Piano B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major
Ukulele B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major