Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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THE JERSEYS.
159
Britain shall cease to plague mankind, With sister tyrants strive to bind,
And check the free-born soul; To Washington her trophies yield. Freedom shall triumph in the field,
And rule from pole to pole.
1 Lee's immortal name. General Charles Lee was taken prisoner in 1776 while marching through New Jersey to join General Wash­ington, and wras not exchanged until 1778. This song was written while he remained with the British.






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