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1781.
Several songs were composed to commemorate the surrender of the royal army at Yorktown. The one subjoined was published a short time after the event, adapted to the air " Maggie Lauder," which was at that time a great favorite in both armies.
CORNWALLIS BURGOYNED.
When British troops first landed here,
With Howe commander o'er them, They thought they'd make us quake for fear,
And carry all before them; With thirty thousand men or more,
And she without assistance, America must needs give o'er,
And make no more resistance.






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