The Red Flag

From Kaiserreich

"The Red Flag" is the national anthem of the Union of Britain and was written by an Irishman, Jim Connell in 1889.


The people's flag is deepest red

It shrouded oft our martyred dead;

And ere their limbs grew stiff and cold

Their hearts' blood dyed to every fold.

;Then raise the scarlet standard high!

Beneath its folds we'll live and die.

Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer

We'll keep the red flag flying here.;

Look 'round, the Frenchman loves its blaze,

The sturdy German chants its praise,

In Moscow's vaults its hymns are sung

Chicago swells the surging throng.

It waved above our infant might

When all ahead seemed dark as night.

It witnessed many a deed and vow,

We will not change its colour now.

It well recalls the triumphs past

It gives the hope of peace at last

The banner bright, the symbol plain

Of human right and human gain.

It suits today the meek and base,

Whose minds are fixed on pelf and place,

To cringe beneath the rich man's frown,

And haul that sacred emblem down.

With heads uncovered swear we all

To bear it onward till we fall;

Come dungeons dark or gallows grim,

This song shall be our parting hymn.

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