Ho! the, car Emancipation
Rides majestic throâ€™ our nation,
Bearing on its train the story,
Liberty ! a nationâ€™s glory.
Roll it along, throâ€™ the nation,
Freedomâ€™s car, Emancipation!
First of all the train, and greater
Speeds the dauntless Liberator,
Onward cheered amid hosannas,
And the waving of free banners.
Roll it along! spread your banners,
While the people shout hosannas.
Men of various predilections
Frightened, run in alt directions;
Merchants, editors, physicians,
Lawyers, priests, and politicians.
Get out of the way! every station!
Clear the track of â€˜mancipation!
Let the ministers and churches
Leave behind sectarian lurches;
Jump on board the car of Freedom,
Ere it be too late to need them.
Sound the alarm ! Pulpits thunder!
Ere too late you see your blunder!
Politicians gazed, astounded,
When, at first, our bell resounded;
Freight trains are coming, tell these foxes,
With our votes and ballot boxes.
Jump for your lives! politicians,
From your dangerous, false positions.
All true friends of Emancipation,
Haste to Freedomâ€™s railroad station;
Quick into the cars get seated,
All is ready and completed.
Put on the steam! all are crying,
And the liberty flags are flying.
Now again the bell is tolling,
Soon youâ€™ll see the car-wheels rolling;
Hinder not their destination,
Chartered for Emancipation.
Wood up the fire! keep it flashing,
While the train goes onward dashing.
Hear the mighty car-wheels humming,
Now look out! the Engine â€˜s coming!
Church and statesmen! hear the thunder!
Clear the track or youâ€™ll fall under.
Get off the track ! all are singing,
While the Liberty bell is ringing.
On, triumphant see them bearing,
Through sectarian rubbish tearing;
The bell and whistle and the steaming,
Startle thousands from their dreaming.
Look out for the cars while the bell rings!
Ere the sound your funeral knell rings.
See the people run to meet us;
At the depots thousands greet us;
All take seats with exultation,
In the Car Emancipation.
Huzza ! Huzza !! Emancipation
Soon will bless our happy nation,
Huzza! Huzza! Huzza!!!