New Hymn to the Old Tune.

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Song performed by: Dean Potter (vocals) and Tara Dirst (piano). Recording engineer: Matt Dotson.

AIR: "John Brown's Body."

From "Three Rivers Report."

The Peter Cooper Ticket went a trailing in the dust,
The gold resumption parties having gone out on a bust.
The honest Greenback people have no place to put their trust
As we go marching on!

Glory, glory hallelujah! Glory, glory hallelujah!
Glory, glory hallelujah! The Greenback pays the bond.

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They promised if we'd give to them another chance to try
And let them tickle Sherman with their specie basis cry --
They would pay as honest money in the early bye and bye
As we go marching on! -- Glory, glory, etc.

Now they can't get the start again by asking us to wait
'Til they've bought the politicians up in every noble State,
And "let us help ourselves" when we find it is too late --
As we go marching on! -- Glory, glory, etc.

They never have performed with us the thing that they agreed,
They killed the silver dollar, and they changed the bond to read.
That it be paid in gold -- while the people stand and bleed,
As we go marching on! -- Glory, glory, etc.

Now neither man nor Shylock can avoid the consequence,
The Nation must have labor, and an honest recompense,
The GREENBACK be restored again -- a weapon of defense --
As we go marching on! -- Glory, glory, etc.

The foreign Shylocks want to take the bread, and meat from us,
The Congressmen are joined with them in kicking up a muss: --
We'll send them whining to their homes in one grand omnibus.
As we go marching on! -- Glory, glory, etc.

As Greenback bills were good enough for loyal boys in blue,
They've got to take them for the bonds as they agreed to do,
Or there'll be trouble in the camp, when voting time is due
As we go marching on! -- Glory, glory, etc.