Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1865

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Hark! Hark! Hark! We hear them coming!
W. Dexter Smith Jr.
Music by Henri Cromwell.
Boston: G.D. Russell & Company, 126 Tremont, Opp. Park St.

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Lyrics

We were thinking of home, yes!
Of dear ones at home,
When faint came the tap of the drum,
And we listened again, for we hoped to be free,
We hoped that our brave boys had come;
There were tears in our eyes, as the drum beat once more,
Our hearts seemed to thrill with sweetest joy,
For the flag was in sight that would banish our pain,
Restore to the mother her boy!

CHORUS
Hark! Hark! Hark! We hear them coming!
Loved one, we’ll soon be home with thee!
Oh! Ring the bells! Boom the guns! Shout hurrah!
‘Tis over, and all now are free!
Hark! Hark! Hark! We hear them coming!
Loved one, we’ll soon be home with thee!
Hark! Hark! Hark! We hear them coming!
Loved one, we’ll soon be home with thee!
Hark! Hark! Hark! We hear them coming!
Loved one, we’ll soon be home with thee!
Oh! Ring the bells! Boom the guns! Shout hurrah!
‘Tis over, and all now are free!
Oh! Ring the bells! Boom the guns! Shout hurrah!
‘Tis over, and all now are free!
Oh! Ring the bells! Boom the guns! Shout hurrah!
‘Tis over, and all now are free!

We had dreamed of the time when the war should be o’er,
We felt that sweet peace hovered near,
And we shouted as mortals ne’er shouted before,
And gave the brave boys cheer on cheer!
We’ll remember the boys who have opened the doors
And said to the prisoner “go free!”
That he might see the Union triumphant again
And Freedom from sea to the sea!

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