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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.
COLLINET AND PHEBE.
As Collinet and Phebe sat,
Beneath a poplar grove, The gentle youth, with fondest truth,
Was telling tales of love.