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The Suffrage Flag, song lyrics

Song: The Suffrage Flag
Lyrics: William P. Adkinson

Music: to the tune of "Bonnie Blue Flag"
Year: 1884(1)
Genre: Traditional
Country: USA


There is a band of women,
and to our manor born,
Emerging from the darkness past
and looking toward the morn;
Their mother labored, waited through
a night without a star.
the morning shows the suffrage flag
that bears the woman's star.

CHORUS:
Hurrah! Hurrah! for equal rights hurrah!
Hurrah! For the suffrage flag that bears the woman's star!

This band is for all reforms,
war shall be at an end,
Bayonets and swords shall rust,
we'll use the brain, the pen.
Laden with precious freight now
thunders on the progress car,
At the headlight waves the suffrage flag
that bears the woman's star.
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(Chorus)

The ship of State for ages was
guided by starlight,
Till the cluster in our flag
almost dispelled the night.
'Tis freedom's day -- our flag shall be
a sun no night can mar.
We'll add the light of the suffrage flag
that bears the woman's star.

(Chorus)

Thus evolves the greatest triumph
of dual human race.
Church and State, the home and school,
and law and love embrace.
We'll have a perfect nation,
we'll march from near and far
To glory 'neath the Stars and Strips,
it shall bear the woman's star.
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FINAL CHORUS:
Hurrah! Hurrah! for equal rights hurrah!
Hurrah! For the Stars and Strps -- it shall bear the woman's star!

NOTES:

1 - Discursive Identity Formation of Suffrage Women, by Sheryl Hurner, Western Journal of Communication, Vol. 7, Issue 3, 2006

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