Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, JOHN BROWN'S BODY, by CHARLES SPRAGUE HALL



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JOHN BROWN'S BODY, by            
First Line: John brown's body lies a-mould-ring in the grave
Last Line: Hip, hip, hip, hip, hurrah!
Variant Title(s): Glory Hallelujah!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Brown, John (1800-1859); Freedom; Patriotism; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Liberty; Serfs


JOHN BROWN'S body lies a-mould'ring in the grave,
John Brown's body lies a-mould'ring in the grave,
John Brown's body lies a-mould'ring in the grave,
His soul is marching on!
Chorus -- Glory! Glory Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory Hallelujah!
His soul is marching on.

He's gone to be a soldier in the army of the Lord!
His soul is marching on.

John Brown's knapsack is strapped upon his back.
His soul is marching on.

His pet lambs will meet him on the way,
And they go marching on.

They'll hang Joff Davis on a sour apple tree,
As they go marching on.

Now for the Union let's give three rousing cheers,
As we go marching on.
Hip, hip, hip, hip, Hurrah!





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