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Songs And Ballads Of The American Revolution

90+ Songs With Notes & Illustrations, By Frank Moore.

Published By D. APPLETON & COMPANY New York, circa 1886

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About This Book
This volume presents a selection from the nu­merous productions in verse, which appeared dur­ing the war of the American Revolution. Many of them are taken from the newspapers and periodi­cal issues of the time ; others from original ballad-sheets and broadsides ; while some have been received from the recollections of a few surviving soldiers, who heard and sang them amid the trials of the camp and field. Nearly every company had its " smart one " or poet, who beguiled the weariness of the march or the encampment by his minstrelsy, grave or gay ; and the imperfect fragments which survive to us, provoke our regret that so few of them have been preserved. All that we can claim for the writers of these songs, is a manifest spirit of devotion to the cause, and defiance to its enemies. The poesy of their productions is meagre. They did not write for fame ; but, in the language of one of the most honest and homely of them,

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