Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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burgoyne's proclamation.
Of light dragoons the Colonel; And Governor eke of Castle Wiló And furthermore, when I am there, In House of Commons I appear, [Hoping ere long to be a Peer.] Being a member of that virtuous band Who always vote at North's command; Directing too the fleet and troops From Canada as thick as hops; And all my titles to display, I'll end with thrice et cetera.
The troops consign'd to my command Like Hercules to purge the land, Intend to act in combination With th' other forces of the nation, Displaying wide thro' every quarter What Britain's justice would be after. It is not difficult to show it, And every mother's son must know it, That what she meant at first to gain By requisitions and chicane, She's now determin'd to acquire By kingly reason; sword and fire.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III