2 Songs by R. Stewart Taylor. O Wrap the Flag Around Me Boys! The Soldier's Dream Song
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Wrap the flag around me boys! R. Stewart Taylor.
1. O wrap the flag around me boys. To die were far more sweet With freedom's starry emblem boys. To be my winding sheet In life I love'd to see it wave And follow where it led, And now my eyes grow dim my hands Would clasp its last bright shred.
2. O I had thought to greet you boys On many a well won field When to our starry banner boys The trait'rous foe should yield But now alas I am denied My dearest earthly prayer You'll follow and you'll meet the foe But I shall not be there.
3. But tho' my body moulder boys My spirit will be free, And every comrade's honor boys Will still be dear to me There in the thick and bloody right Ne'er let your ardor lag For I'll be there still hovering near Above the dear old flag.
1. Then wrap the flag around me boys To die were far more sweet With freedoms starry emblem boys. To be my winding sheet.
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3. So wrap the flag around me boys To die were far more sweet With freedoms starry emblem boys. To be my winding sheet.