Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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THE FATE OF JOHN BURGOYNE.
But ah, the cruel fate of war !
This boasted son of Britain, When mounting his triumphal car,
With sudden fear was smitten.
The sons of freedom gathered round, His hostile bands confounded,
And when they'd fain have turn'd their back, They found themselves surrounded !
In vain they fought, in vain they fled, Their chief, humane and tender,
To save the rest, soon thought it best His forces to surrender.
Brave St. Clair when he first retired, Knew what the fates portended;
And Arnold and heroic Gates, His conduct have defended.
Thus may America's brave sons
With honor be rewarded, And be the fate of all her foes,
The same as here recorded.






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