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Captain Morgan's March (Rhyfelgyrch...

Language: English

Dost not hear the martial hum?
Dost not hear the distant drum?
Yes, they come! our warriors come,
Glorying in their victory!

Honour'd be the soldier's grave!
Glory to the fallen brave!
Wave, triumphant banners, wave!
England has the victory!

Soon must many a bosom swell,
High with grief, while hearing tell
How a sire or husband fell,
On the field of victory.

Honour'd be, etc.

England's pleasure, England's pride,
Is through life to aid and guide
Those who lov'd the men who died
Glorying in her victory.

Honour'd be, etc.



Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani

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