Beat! Beat! Drums!
Beat! beat! drums!—Blow! bugles! blow!
Through the windows—through the doors—burst like a force of armed men, (1-2)
Nor the peaceful farmer any peace plowing his field or gathering his grain; (6)
Mind not the old man beseeching the young man;
Let not the child's voice be heard, nor the mother's entreaties. Recruit! recruit! (18-19)