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1780.
The adventure of this gallant officer, commemorated in the sub joined ballad, is connected with the conspiracy of* Arnold. Tha authorship of the sang is unknown, as is the case of very many of the finest productions of the Revolutionary period. It was adapted to the air of " Barbara Allen," and sung very generally, at home and in the camp, during the last years of the Revolution.
SERGEANT CHAMPE.1
Come sheathe your swords! my gallant boys,
And listen to the story,2 How Sergeant Champe, one gloomy night,
Set ol to catch the tory.
You see the general had got mad,
To think his plans were thwarted,
And swore by all, both good-and bad, That Arnold should be carted.






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