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    REMEMBER THE MAINE.   Table of Contents     RETURN OF OUR SOLDIER BOYS--1899.

Smith, Effie Waller
Songs of the Months

- SONGS OF THE MONTHS.
- THE CUBAN CAUSE.


THE CUBAN CAUSE.


What was it caused our nation
To take up arms 'gainst stubborn Spain?
Was it to only conquer her
That she might praise and glory gain?

Or was it territorial greed,
That she might richer be?
Or was it beneficial
To her on land or sea?

Oh, no, not these, not these at all
Did ever cause this war;
For it was something nobler
And holier by far.

It was for suffering Cuba,
'Twas for her liberty
To save her from the Spanish yoke
Of awful cruelty.

Who then would dare to say: "Don't go,"
To relatives or friends,
"And fight for rights and freedom
'Till Cuba's suffering ends."
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    REMEMBER THE MAINE.   Table of Contents     RETURN OF OUR SOLDIER BOYS--1899.