Fifes and Drums/Come to the Colors
COME TO THE COLORS
(Air: Russian National Hymn)
Sons of America, come to the colors;
Gather in arms round the Red, White and Blue!
Far over land and sea a bugle note is ringing;
Sons of America, it sounds for you!
Long have ye stood apart, the conflict grim beholding,
Safe in your distance and calm in your might;
Now, in the hour of need, your banner proud unfolding,
Sons of America, uphold the right!
Kingdoms may pass away in tumult resounding,
Thrones and dominions may crumble and fall;
Now, while Humanity the great Advance is sounding,
Sons of America, obey the call!
Laura E. Richards.