The Liberty Song
Music by William Boyce
Words by John Dickenson
First printed in the Boston Chronicle, 1768

[Verse 1]
Come, join hand in hand,
brave A-mer-i-cans all,
And rouse your bold hearts
at fair Lib-er-ty's call;
No ty-ran-ous acts shall
sup-press your just claim,
Or stain with dis-hon-or
A-mer-i-ca's name.

In Free-dom we're born a
nd in Free-dom we'll live.
Our pur-ses are read-y
Stead-y friends, stead-y;
Not as sla-ves but as Free-men
our mon-ey we'll give.

[Verse 2]
Our wor-thy fore-fath-ers,
let's give them a cheer,
To cli-mates un-known
did cou-ra-eous-ly steer;
Thro' oc-eans to des-erts
for free-dom they came,
And dy-ing, be-queathed us
their free-dom and fame.

[Verse 3]
The tree their own hands
had to Liberty rear'd,
They lived to behold
growing strong and revered;
With transport they cried,
Now our wishes we gain,
For our children shall gather
the fruits of our pain.

Verse 4:
Then join hand in hand,
brave Americans all,
By uniting we stand,
by dividing we fall;
In so righteous a cause
let us hope to succeed,
For heaven approves
of each generous deed.