The Riverside song book/Ready


READY.

Phoebe Cary. Unknown.

1. Loaded with gal - lant sol - diers,A boat shot in - to the land,

2. Low in the boat then each man lay, But quick the cap - tain said:

3. Firmly he rose, and fear-less-ly Stepped out in - to the tide;


And lay at the right of Rod - man’s Point, with her

"If we lie here we are cap - tured all, And the

He pushed the ves - sel safe - ly off, Then


keel up - on the sand. Light - ly, gay-ly, they came to shore, And

first who moves is dead!" Then out-spoke a ne - gro sailor, No

fell a - cross her side: Pierced by ma-ny a ball he fell— The

nev - er a man a - f raid, When sud - den the en - e - my

Slav - ish soul had he: "Somebod-y’s got to

boat swung clear and free; But nev - er a man of


o - pened fire, From his dead - ly am - bus - cade,

die, boys, And it might as well be me!"

them that day Was fit - ter to die than he!

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.