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This song must have been very popular Avith the loyalists, aa four different editions were published in broadsides, during the two years following its first appearance, in the " Halifax Journal," a short time subsequent to the evacuation of Boston.
Ye Yankees who, mole-like, still throw up the earth, And like them, to your follies are blind from your birth; Attempt not to hold British troops at defiance, True Britons, with whom you pretend an alliance.
Mistake not; such blood ne'er run in your veins, 'Tis no more than the dregs, the lees, or the drains: Ye affect to talk big of your hourly attacks; Come on I and I'll warrant, we'll soon see your backs.

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