The Battle Cry Of Freedom chords George F. Root G G Em C G C Yes! we'll rally round the flag, boys, we'll rally once again, G Em D7 Shouting the battle cry of freedom, G Em C G C We will ral Homer and Jethro (Henry Haynes and Ken Burns) released a 1967 parody called "The Ballad of Roger Miller" that used music from "Battle Cry of Freedom" in the verses. Rally Round the Flag, Boys! , a 1958 film, was based on a novel with the same title by Max Shulman , published in 1956. Battle cry of freedom - Sheet music -- Catalogs - United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Songs and music Civil War Lyrics Battle Cry of Freedom at www.CivilWarHeritageTrails.org - Written by George F. Root, “The Battle Cry of Freedom” was an immediate success in the North after its first public performance on April 24, 1862. Shouting the battle cry of freedom, And although they may be poor not a man shall be a slave, Shouting the battle cry of freedom. So we're springing to the call from the East and from the West, Shouting the battle cry of freedom, And we'll hurl the rebel crew from the land we love the best, Shouting the battle cry of freedom.