Rally ’Round the Flag, Boys, 1871.

For La Kuokoa.

Melody.—Rally round the flag, Happy Hours, p. [162].

1 Rally ’round the flag, boys,
Rally ’round the flag;
On this Independence Day, rejoice;
Join together, from the green valleys,
And, from the plains;
On this Independence Day, rejoice.

Cho.—Hawaii forever,
Hurrah boys, hurrah;—
The rebels run,
Long live the King,
And, rally ’round the flag, boys
Rally ’round the flag;
On this Independence Day, rejoice.

2 Heed the voce
Calling to gather;
On this Independence Day, rejoice;
Fill the land
With fine youth;—
On this Independence Day, rejoice.

Cho.—Hawaii forever, &c.

3 Join in this gathering,
Beloved people;
On this Independence Day, rejoice;
The poor join together,
And the wealthy,
On this Independence Day, rejoice.

Cho.—Hawaii forever, &c.

4 The South is jubilant,
The North is jubilant,
On this Independence Day, rejoice;
No more, let there be no more abuse,
Let us be blessed always;
On this Independence Day, rejoice.

Cho.—Hawaii forever, &c.

Hawaii.

(Kuokoa, 11/11/1871, p. 4)

This mele was probably composed by Lorenzo Lyons. The tune it was sung to can be found on page 162 of “Happy Hours: A Collection of Songs for Schools, Academies, and the Home Circle.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke X, Helu 45, Aoao 4. Novemaba 11, 1871.

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