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Marching on to Victory, song lyrics

Song: Marching on to Victory
Lyrics: Schuyler Greene (4)

Music: Otto Motzan (5)
Year: 1913
Genre: Traditional
Country: USA


Lo behold a wond'rous morning,
Daylight has come at last,
See those banners "Votes for Women,"
hark to the trumpet's blast.
And with the dawning, there comes a warning,
"Woe to the rule of knaves."
We gave the Nation its soldiers,
why should we then be slaves?

CHORUS:
We are marching on to Victory,
Ev'ry heart is light,
For our "Cause" is "Right,"
We are striving for our liverty,
And we're here to fight,
With our might.
Ev'ry Mothers' Son, Ev'ry loyal one,
Sing the praise on land and sea,
Of a legion Mother army,
Marching on to Victory, We are -ry.
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We shall strive and we shall conquer,
Hard tho' the fight may be;
And tho' hearts grow weak and weary,
we'll "Hike" from sea to sea.
Fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers,
join hands around the world.
Our voices ne'er shall be silent,
Our flag shall ne'er be furled.


NOTES:

1 - Published by Joseph W. Stern & Co., 102-104 West 38th St, New York City

2 - The sheet music cover reads: "Respectfully inscribed to the suffragists fo the World".

3 - Give the Ballots to the Mothers, Francie Wolff, Denlinger's Publishers, Springfield, MO., 1998, p.26-29

4 - Schuyler Greene on the Discography of American Historical Recordings, University of California, Santa Barbara Library

5 - Otto Motzan on the Discography of American Historical Recordings, University of California, Santa Barbara Library