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1770.
These verses appeared in a broadside, a short time after the " massacre of the fifth of March," 1770, as a " new song much in vogue among the friends to arbitary power, and the soldiery at Cas­tle Island," where it was composed, since the troops have evacuated the town of Boston.
CASTLE ISLAND SONG.
You simple Bostonians, I'd have you beware, Of your Liberty Tree, I would have you take care, For if that we chance to return to the town, Your houses and stores will come tumbling down. Derry down, down, hey derry down.






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