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Vote It Right Along, song lyrics

Song: Vote It Right Along
Lyrics: John W. Hutchinson(1)(2)

Music: John W. Hutchinson(1)
Year: circa 1869(2)
Genre: Traditional
Country: USA

"Dedicated to the Universal Suffrage and Equal Rights Association of Illinois"

Who votes for woman's suffrage now,
Will add new laurels to his brow;
His children's children with holy fire,
Will chant in praise their patriot sire.
No warrior wreath of glory shed,
a brigher lustre over the head,
Than he who battles selfish pride,
And votes with woman side by side.

We'll do nothing wrong, but sing you this song.
The good time for woman is coming right along.
We'll sing you this song help the chorus on:
The good time coming boys, vote it right along.

This shall unfold, his better part,
Delight the spirit, warm the heart.
No jealous thought shall haunt his brain,
And Eden's peace he shall regain.
And equal partner be his bride,
No holy joy shall be denied.
As equal rights their motto'll be,
Together journeying o'er life's seas.
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Their first great vote to close shall be,
Those gilded haunts of infamy,
The poor be sotted wretch shall know,
That woman has shut the gate of woe.
The light of truth shall shine again,
And Temp'rance on the earth shall reign.
The night of darkness disappear.
The millenium sunshine bright and clear.
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Then let us all unite in love,
To emulate the hosts above.
Be just and kind and brave and true,
Doing to others as they'd to you.
Build high humanity's sacred cause,
Obeying conscience and its laws.
We reach at last the etherial sphere.
Know God and all His works revere.



1 - Hutchinson Family Singers information.

2 - Transcribed from the sheet music, June 2012.