Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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128            Songs and ballads
Account of the bloody Fight which happen'd between Capt. Lovewell's Company, and the Indians at Pigwoket. An excellent new Song" (W. C. Ford, Massachusetts Broadsides; No. 523, p. 73). No copy of this broadside is known. Very likely it con­tained the ballad now before us.
On this ballad and the next (also on the Fight itself) see S. G. Drake's edition of Church's Indian Wars, 1829, Appendix, pp. 330-335; Drake's Book of the Indians, 5th ed., 1837, Book III, pp. 129-133; C. J. Fox, History of the Old Township of Dunstable, 1846, pp. 124-131; N. Bouton's edition of The Original Account of Capt. John LovewelFs "Great Fight'* by the Rev. Thomas Symmes, 1861, pp. 38-46; F. Kidder, The Expeditions of Capt. John Lovewell, 1865, pp. 115-119 (reprint, ed. by G. W. Cham­berlain, 1909, pp. 94-98); Elias Nason, History of the Town of Dunstable, 1877, pp. 51-54; Harriet Martineau, Retrospect of Western Travel, New York, 1838, II, 82; Williamson, Bibliog­raphy of the State of Maine, I, 467-468; II, 545; G. W. Cham­berlain, Maine Historical Society Collections and Proceedings, 2d Series, IX, 9-12; Palfrey, History of New England, IV (1875), 442, note 1; Parkman, A Half-Century of Conflict, I (1892), 247-261.
1 Of worthy Captain Lovewell,
I purpose now to sing, How valiantly he served
his country and his King; He and his valiant soldiers,
did range the woods full wide, And hardships they endured
to quell the Indian's pride.

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