Liberty Tree – A Song by Thomas Paine (1775)
"In a chariot of light from the regions of the day,
The Goddess of
Ten thousand celestials directed her way,
conducted the dame.
A fair budding branch from the gardens above,
Where millions with millions agree,
She brought in her hand as a
pledge of her love,
and the plant she named Liberty Tree.
celestial exotic stuck deep in the ground,
Like a native it flourished
The fame of its fruit drew the nations around
To seek out
this peaceable shore.
Unmindful of names or distinctions they came,
For freemen like brothers agree;
With one Spirit endued, they one
And their temple was Liberty Tree.
O ye swains ('tis a tale most profane),
How all the tyrannical powers,
Kings, Commons, and Lords, are uniting amain
To cut down this guardian of ours.
east to the west blow the trumpet to arms,
Thro' the land let the sound
of it flee:
Let the far and the near all unite with a cheer,
of our Liberty Tree."