We Are Coming Father Abraham or Three Hundred Thousand More

Title

We Are Coming Father Abraham or Three Hundred Thousand More

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Irving, A. B.
Gibbons, James Sloan
Sheet music
American Civil War (1861-1865) War--Songs and music

Description

"Inscribed to our volunteers." Song honors Abraham Lincoln's call for for more Union soldiers. Poetry credit is often attributed to William Cullen Bryant; however, the poem was originally published in the New York Evening Post July, 16, 1862 by James Sloan Gibbons.

Creator

Irving, A. B. and New York Evening Post (Gibbons, James Sloan)

Source

New York post

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1862

Contributor

H. M. Higgins

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

301129
22737975

Coverage

Chicago

Transcription

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We are coming father Abraham OR Three hundred Thousand more. Inscribed to our VOLUNTEERS. BY A. B. IRVING. CHICAGO PUBLISHED BY H. M. HIGGINS 117 RANDOLPH STREET.


2 WE ARE COMING FATHER ABRAHAM. or THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND MORE. Words from N. Y. EVENING POST. Music by I. B. IRVING. 3. If you look all up our val_ley's, where the grow_ing harvests shine, You may 2. If you look across the hill tops that now meet the northern sky, Long 1. We are coming Father A _ braham, three hundred thousand more, From 4 You have call'd us, and we're com_ing, by Richmond's bloody tide, To Entered according to Act of Congress A.D. 1862 by H.M.Higgins,in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Northern District of Illinois.


3 see our sturdy far_mer_boys fast form_ing in _ to line; And children at their mother's knees are moving lines of ri _ sing dust your vis _ ion may descry; And now the wind,an in_stant tears the Mississippi's winding stream, & from New England's shore; We leave our ploughs & workshops, our lay us down for freedom's sake, our brother's bones be_side; Or from foul treason's savage grasp to pulling at the weeds, And learning how to reap andsow, a _ gainst their country's needs; And a cloud_y veil a_side, And floats a_loft our spangled flag in glo_ry and in pride; And wives and children dear, With hearts too full for utterance, with but a silent tear; We wrench the murd'rous blade, And in the face of foreign foes its fragments to pa_rade. Six We are coming Father Abraham. 180481


4 farewell group stands weeping at ev'_ry cottage door_ We are coming, Father A_braham, three bayonets in the sunlight gleam, and bands brave music pour_ We are coming, Father A_braham, three dare not look behind us, but steadfastly before_ We are coming,Father A_braham, three hundred thousand loy_al men and true have gone before_ We are coming, Father A _ braham, three Chorus. hun_dred thousand more! We are coming, coming, coming, We are hun_dred thousand more! We are coming, coming, coming, We are hun_dred thousand more! We are coming, coming, coming, We are hun_dred thousand more! We are coming, coming, coming, We are We are coming Father Abraham.


5 com_ing, coming, com_ing, We are coming Fath _ er A _ braham, three com_ing, coming, com_ing, We are coming Fath _ er A _ braham, three com_ing, coming, com_ing, We are coming Fath _ er A _ braham, three com_ing, coming, com_ing, We are coming Fath _ er A _ braham, three hundred thousand more. hundred thousand more. hundred thousand more. hundred thousand more. We are coming Father Abraham. Pearson.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

5
34 cm

Citation

Irving, A. B. and New York Evening Post (Gibbons, James Sloan), “We Are Coming Father Abraham or Three Hundred Thousand More,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed November 12, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/20084.