Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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They took him from his dwelling,
And they did him confine, They cast him into prison,
And kept him there a time. But he with resolution
Resolv'd not long to stay; He set himself at liberty,
And soon he ran away.
He with a scouting-party
Went down to Tarry town, Where he met a British officer,
A man of high renown; Who says unto these gentlemen,
" You're of the British cheer, I trust that you can tell me
If there's any danger near ? "
Then up stept this young hero, John Paulding was his name,
" Sir, tell us where you're going, And, also, whence you came ? "
" I bear the British flag, sir; I've a pass to go this way,

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