music: Charlie Pool - lyrics: Charlie Pool

It was on a silver falls by a narrow
I heard a cry I always shall remember
The fire set and cast its burning ember
On another fated city of our land

Fire fire! I heard the cry
From every breeze that passes by
All the world was one sad cry of pity
Strong men in anguish prayed
Calling loud to heaven for aid
While the fire in ruin was laying
Fair Baltimore the beautiful city

Amidst an awful struggle and commotion
A wind blew a gale from the ocean
Brave firefighters struggled with devotion
But the efforts all proved in vain

Fire fire! I heard the cry…

The awful news it spread across the wire
Of another grave catastrophe so dire
That Baltimore City was afire
And struggling ’neath the foe’s relentless hand

Fire fire! I heard the cry…