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Men of Harlech (Royal Canadian Hussars)

For other versions of this work, see Men of Harlech (Oliphant).

Verse 1Edit

Hark! I hear the foe advancing,
Barb'd steeds are proudly prancing;
Helmets in the sunbeams glancing,
Glitter through the trees.
Men of Har-lech, lie ye dreaming?
See ye not their falchions gleaming,
While their pennons gaily streaming
Flutter in the breeze?
From the rocks rebounding
Let the war cry sounding
Summon all at Cambria's call,
The haughty foe surrounding.
Men of Harlech, on to glory!
See, your banner fam'd in story
Waves these burning words before ye,
"DEATH before we yield!"


This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.