Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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This song was transposed by a refugee, and intended for the loyalists without the lines, while D'Estamg was in Georgia; but it was not published until some time after the French fleet had left the coast. It was adapted to the tune " The Cut-Purse," and became very popular with the friends of royalty, during the latter part of the war.
The old English cause knocks at every man's door,
And bids him stand up for religion and right; It addresses the rich as well as the poor;
And fair liberty, bids them, like Englishmen fight. And suffer no wrong, From a rebel throng, Who, if they're not quelled, will enslave us ere long; 13

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