Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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Though this song has but slight pretensions to literary merit, its subject long made it popular among the colonists. It was first print­ed in the Pennsylvania Magazine, and occasionally reprinted in the newspapers, as the war progressed. The melody to which it was adapted, " As Jamie gay blithe gang'd his way," probably increased its popularity.
As Collinet and Phebe sat,
Beneath a poplar grove, The gentle youth, with fondest truth,
Was telling tales of love.

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