Hold the Fort


(American folk song)

1. We meet today in freedom’s cause and raise our voices high.
We’ll join our hands in union strong to battle or to die.

Hold the fort, for we are coming, union men be strong!
Side by side we battle onward, victory will come!

2. Look, my comrades, see the union; banners flying high;
Reinforcements now appearing; victory is nigh. Refrain

3. See our numbers still increasing; hear the bugles blow;
By our union we shall triumph over every foe. Refrain

4. Fierce and long the battle rages, but we will not fear,
Help will come whene’er it’s needed, cheer, my comrades, cheer. Refrain

See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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