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226 The National Music of America.
Our second told so well
That their fore and mizzen fell, Which dous'd the Royal ensign neat and handy, oh I
" By George," cries he, " we're done,"
And they fired a lee gun, While the Yankees struck up Yankee Doodle Dandy, ohl
Then Dacres came on board,
To deliver up his sword, Tho' loth was he to part with it, 'twas handy, oh 1
" Oh ! then keep your sword," says Hull,
" For it only makes you dull, Cheer up, and let us have a little brandy, oh I"
Now, fill your glasses full,
And we'll drink to Captain Hull,
And so merrily we'll push about the brandy, oh! John Bull may boast his fill, And the world say what they will,
The Yankee boys for fighting are the dandy, oh!
Other songs of this exciting epoch are "The Hornet; or Victory No. 5," "The United States and the Macedonian," "The Enterprise and the Boxer" etc. They are all of the uncouth but trenchant character of the example cited.
Next in chronological order, in the list of sea-songs of our nation, comes a familiar
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