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The Men of Auld Lang Syne, song lyrics

Song: The Men of Auld Lang Syne
Lyrics: Phillips Thompson(1)(2)

Music: to the tune of "Auld Lang Syne"
Year: 1892(1)
Genre:
Country: USA / Canada


Should old reformers be forgot
Whose names resplendent shine,
Who stood for right and faltered not
In the days of auld lang syne.

(CHORUS:)
In auld lang syne, my dear,
In auld lang syne,
They lit the spark amid the dark,
In the days of auld lang syne.

Brave pioneers in freedom's cause,
With impulses divine,
Withstood the power of tyrants' laws
In the days of auld lang syne.
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(CHORUS)

They lit the flame of reason's lamp
And bid its radiance shine,
No depot's wrath the zeal could damp
Of the men of auld lang syne.

(CHORUS)

In dungeon deep, on gallows tree,
In battle's foremost line,
They gave their lives for liberty
In the days of auld lang syne.

(CHORUS)

Then let the dust where heroes sleep
Be freedom's holiest shrine,
And green the memories will keep
Of the men of auld lang syne.

(CHORUS)


Notes:

1 - The Labor Reform Songster, 1892, by Phillips Thompson, published in Philadelphia, Journal of the Knights of Labor, 1892, p. 28-29.

2 - Thomas Phillips Thompson (1843 - 1933), born in England, but lived most of his life in Canada and the United States, dying in Oakville, Ontario, Canada in 1933.