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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.