We For One Another

Peggy Seeger / Traditional. Arrangement The Black Family

Come pledge again your heart and hand
One grasp that ne’er will sever
Our password be our native land
Our motto “Love Forever”

Chorus

Let the orange lily be
Your badge, my sister and my brother
It’s the everlasting green for me
And we for one another

Behold how green the gallant stem
On which the flower is blooming
How in one heavenly beam and breeze
Both flower and stem are growing

Chorus

The same good soil sustaining both
Makes both united flourish
Yet cannot give the orange growth
And cease the green to nourish

Chorus

The more the hand that plucks that flower
Will vainly strive to cherish
But in that hour the stem blooms on
The flower it begins to perish

Chorus

Regard them then of equal worth
While last their genial weather
The time is at hand when deep in earth
Our roots will sink together

Chorus

Even though it be in our country’s cause
Our party feelings blended
‘Til lasting peace from equal laws
On both will have descended.

Chorus

Can be found on the album Our Time Together