Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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This ballad commemorates the attack upon Savannah. It ap­peared in Rivington's Gazette, as " A new song to an old tune, written by a Yankee, and sung to the tune of Doodle doo."
The Frenchmen came upon the coast, Our great allies, and they did boast, They soon would bang the British host, Doodle doodle do, pa, pa, pa, pa, pa.
D'Estaing he wrote to General Lincoln, And told him that he need not think on Danger, but in quick step march down. Doodle doodle do, pa, pa, pa, pa, pa.

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