I Love The Old Flag
Composer: W. H. De Lapp.
Published 1905 by W. H. De Lapp.


[Verse 1]
Long, long years ago, when the Nation was new,
They made the old flag, called the red, white and blue,
'Tis the flag of the true, the brave and the free,
And it floats o'er this country for you and for me.

'Tis the flag of the true, the brave and the free,
And it floats o'er this country for you and for me.

[Chorus]
I love the old flag, I do, I do;
I love the old flag,I do,I do.
'Tis the flag of the free,
floats for you and for me,
I love the old flag, I do, I do.

[Verse 2]
'Mid the thunder of cannon and bursting of shell;
The horrors of war which the tongue cannot tell,
How proudly it waves o'er the soldiers so true,
For there is no flag like the red, white and blue.

How proudly it waves o'er the soldiers so true,
For there is no flag like the red, white and blue.

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
On the glorious Fourth, when we raise it on high,
How quick does it catch each true patriot's eye,
And the angels above seem to know that it's there
As it flaunts and it floats in the mid summer air.

And the angels above seem to know that it's there,
As it flaunts and it floats in the mid summer air.

[Chorus]

[Verse 4]
At the sight of old Glory let hearts beat with pride,
And remember the heroes who for the flag dies,
And as long as we live we'll be loyal and true,
To this star spangled banner, our red, white and blue.

And as long as we live we'll be loyal and true,
To this star spangled banner, our red, white and blue.

[Chorus]