The Volunteers’ Song.

Up and arm you, one and all !1
Arm to guard our native shore :2
Sons of freedom, hear the call3
Arm you, as in days of yore !4
Hearken not to them that say,5
Is not France our true ally ?6
Never war will come our way ;7
Lay then, lay the rifle by.”8
Hearken not, but grasp your arms ;9
They are walls and bulwarks strong :10
Let us have no vain alarms,11
Tempting France to do us wrong.12
Up to guard your country !—arm you ;13
Find a rifle ev’ry man :14
If they say, “ We will not harm you,”15
Make it, “ Neither will nor can.”16