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William McCarty, comp.  The American National Song Book.  1842.
 
General Wayne—1799
 
HARK! hear the trumpet’s pleasant sound!
  Behold yon brave young men!
With British ensigns half-display’d,
  The trophies of our Wayne.
 
Welcome, young heroes, from the field,        5
  Where ye did laurels gain;
Let every heart exult with joy,
  And praise our gallant Wayne.
 
See Gibbon on the barriers mount!
  Each soldier darts amain—        10
And every youth with ardour burns
  To emulate our Wayne.
 
The British butchers hang their heads,
  Their shame for to sustain;
Whilst every heart, with freedom fraught,        15
  Praises the humane Wayne.
 
No more let factions, fraud, intrigue,
  Our cause and councils stain;
Since envy’s shafts no hold can take
  Of Washington and Wayne.        20
 
See Freedom’s banners high unfurl’d,
  They spread from shore to shore;
And Malice from her seat is hurl’d;
  She falls—to rise no more.
 
 
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