We See the Break of Day

Title

We See the Break of Day

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Cora, Karl
Sheet music
Campaign songs
Republican party (U.S. :1854-)

Description

The cover presents "2 Lincoln Republican Songs": "We see the break of day" and "Freedom's Call"; however, only the first song is contained in this copy of sheet music.

Creator

Cora, Karl

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1860

Contributor

Russell & Tolman

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

301134
44116247

Coverage

Boston

Transcription

The Campaign

2 Lincoln Republican songs

Words written expressly for the times

No. 1 We see the break of day.

No. 2 Freedom's call

Set to music by

Karl Cora.

Published by Russell & Tolman 291 Washington St. Boston

Entered according to act of Congress [1860] by Russell & Telman in the [illegible] Office of the Dis. Court of Mass.


3

WE SEE THE BREAK OF DAY.

1. The robber o'er the prairie stalks, and calls the land his own; and they who talk as slav'ry talks are free to talk alone.

2. Oh, watcher on the outer wall, how wears the night away? "I hear the birds of morning call, I see the break of day!"

3. The hands that hold the Sword and Purse ere long shall lose their prey; And they who, blindly wrought the curse, The curse shall sweep away.

4. The land again in peace shall rest, with blood no longer stained; The virgin beauty of the West shall be no more profaned.

5. Then let the idlers stand apart, and cowards shun the fight; We'll band together, heart to heart, forget, forgive, unite!

Chorus

1. But tell the knaves we are not slaves, and slaves we ne'er will be; Come weal or woe, the world shall know we're free, we're free, we're free!

2. Rise, tell the knaves we are not slaves, and slaves we ne'er will be; Come weal or woe, the world shall know we're free, we're free, we're free!

3. Then tell the knaves we are not slaves, and slaves we ne'er will be; Come weal or woe, the world shall know we're free, we're free, we're free!

4. We'll teach the knaves we are not slaves, and slaves we ne'er will be; Come weal or woe, the world shall know we're free, we're free, we're free!

5. And tell the knaves, etc.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

4
33 cm

Citation

Cora, Karl, “We See the Break of Day,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 22, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/20089.