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Catalog Number 2010.01.0001
Object Name Poem
Date 1898
Title Battle Song: Remember the Maine
Scope & Content Copy of Remember the Maine made for Mary Mason Scott (1867-1934) by Robert Burns Wilson. Two pages. The first page has the first stanza and the second page has the last two stanzas with Wilson's signature.

[Transcription]

Remember The Maine
1

Battle Song -
Remember The Maine

When the vengeance awakes. When the battle breaks,
And the ships sweep out to sea;
When the foe is neared, when the decks are cleared,
And the colours floating free;
When the squadrons meet -when it's fleet to fleet,
And front to front with Spain;
From ship to ship, from lip to lip,
Pass on the quick refrain,
Remember -
Remember The Maine!

Remember The Maine
2
When the flag shall sign "Advance in line,
Train ships on an even keel;"
When the guns shall flash and the shot shall crash
And bound on the ringing still;
When the rattling blasts from the armoured masts,
Are hurling their deadliest rain;
Let their voice loud, through the blinding cloud,
Cry ever, the fierce refrain:
Remember -
Remember The Maine!

God's sky and sea, in that storm, shall be
Fates chaos of smoke and flame:
And across that hell every shot shall tell,
Not a gun can miss its aim;
Not a blow will fail on the crumbling mail,
And the waves that engulf of the slain;
Shall sweep the deck of the blackened wrecks,
With the thundering, dread refrain;
Remember -
Remember the Maine!

Robert Burns Wilson
Written March 14th 98

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For Mistress Mary Mason Scott
May 19th
People Robert Burns Wilson
Mary Mason Scott
Search Terms Poetry
Battleships