We are a people born to be free
To cherish peace and sweet liberty
Since we began in seventy-six,
As we fought and died and took our licks
More than two hundred years in the past
A long time now in this world so vast.
We’ve stuck it out and held on so tight
Through coldest days and in darkest night
We’ve fought off each villain we have met
And what this cost we shall not forget
But now the fight’s for our heart and soul
We cannot afford to lose our goal !