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I'll Never Be a Slave Again, song lyrics

Song: I'll Never Be a Slave Again
Lyrics: W. Dexter Smith Jr.(1)

Music: Fred Clemence(2)
Year: 1866(3)
Genre:
Country: USA


I'll never be a slave again,
Nor bend the knee to man,
No more I'll wear the clanking chain,
Nor live beneath the ban;
I've hoped, through years of toil and care,
To see this golden hour.
And now I breath sweet Freedom's air,
And feel its holy pow'r.

(CHORUS)
I'll live and die for our old flag,
Yes! ever shall it reign
I'll never see its splendor fade,
Nor be a slave again.

I fought beneath the dear old flag
For freedom, peace and right,
And saw the dark clouds roll away
Before our country's might;
And now that I am truly free
Upon Columbia's shore,
A slave I never more will be
As in dark days of yore.
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(CHORUS:)

I'll never be a slave again
To wine and all its wiles
I see the demon 'neath the mask
And do not feed its smiles;
I'll have no master on the earth
I'll yield to nought but love,
That I may live and die to please
The One who rules above.

(CHORUS:)


Notes:

1 - Sorry we have no biographical data on W. Dexter Smith Jr.

2 - Sorry we have no biographical data on Fred Clemence

3 - Published by G. D. Russell & Company, 126 Tremont, New York.