The song, Independence, appeared in the Freeman's Journal in 1774. It was listed as a "Parody on an ode published in the Town and Country Magazine", a magazine printed monthly in London.
Freemen! If you pant for glory, If you sigh to live in story, If you burn with patriot zeal;
Seize this bright auspicious hour, Chase those venal tools of power, Who subvert the public weal.
Huzza! Huzza! Huzza! See Freedom her banner display, Whilst glory and virtue your bosoms inspire,
Corruption's proud slaves shall with anguish retire.
Would traitors base with bribes beguile you, Or with idot scoffs revile you, Ne're your sacred trusts betray;
Hancock, Adams, nobly pleading, Never from the truth receding, Them, North's vengeance can't dismay.
See, their glorious path pursuing, All Britannia's troops subduing, Patriots whom no threats restrain.
Lawless tyrants all confounding, Future times their praise resounding, Shall their triumphs long maintain.