New song on the volunteers for the Pope
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A New Song on the
Volunteers for the
Arouse, yon Romans of tribulation, it threatens both your
Church and Creed,
Tell your foes in every nation for your rights you'd nobly bleed.
irishmen, this time you're wanted, yew Religion and Church
Volunteer to join the Pontiff—Romans never shall be slaves.
CHORUS. —" Vive la" we'll rise so glorious,
God is with us, do not fear ;
fuse or fall we'll be victorious,
For our Pope we'll volunteer.
Rise and draw the flaming sabre, dread not Garibaldi's force,
God will surely bless your labours, with Pope Pius take your
Men in millions yet may perish before this holy war is done,
But the freedom that we cherish by our Pontiff shall be won.
Tyrants now shall never smother that bright Lamp that God
We will fall by one another faithful Christians to the grave ;
We'll raise the Cross —that holy banner under which our fat ers
Our foes are strong, but God is stronger, He is with us on our
Proud Napoleon, now take warning, and mind your imperial
Your uncle's doom should be a caution, so let our Pope and
To aid that cursed excommunicated- Sardinia's king -- it's him.
Hut all his plans will be defeated, our Pontiff's rights we'll
View the days of battle glorious, when Brian Boroihme he led
On Clontarf's plains he proved victorious over the tyrant Danish
And now for him in Rome that loves us we are willing for to
Heaven smiles with joy above us, volunteer to meet our foe.
Limerick, Cork, and sweet Tipperary, Kerry, Waterford, and
Kilkenny, Carlow, Louth, and Wexford, Mayo, Galway, and
Wicklow, Wexford, and Roscommon, Meath and Westmeath.
Our Pontiff's rights we'll die or have them, Garibaldi we'll
May God save our Irish heroes who have left their friends and
And may the powerful Queen of angels be their safeguard while
Their hearts are light, their cause is legal, may they gain the
May our Pontiff still be triumphant, peace through Europe may
Now here's a health to William Monsell and the great Donohoe,
Drs. Cahill, M'Hale, and Cullin, and every Roman heroe true.
Come, my boys, with heart and spirit, dread not Garibaldi's train
This time in Rome will gain you merit, our Pope and Church
we will maintain.
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