This song was written and composed by Francis Hopkinson. Although it was published after the America Revolutionary War ended (in 1788), this song was devoted to General George Washington, and therefore included in this collection.
‘Tis Washington’s health fill a bumper all round For he is our glory and pride,
Our arms shall in battle with conquest be crown’d Whilst virtue and he’s on our side.
Chorus: Shall in battle with conquest be crown’d Whilst virtue and he’s on our side And he’s on our side.
‘Tis Washington’s Health loud cannons should roar, And trumpets the truth should proclaim,
There cannot be found search all the world o’er, His equal in virtue and fame.
‘Tis Washington’s Health our Hero to bless; May heaven look graciously down,
Oh long may he live our hearts to possess, And freedom still call him her own.