Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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Maine Lumberjacks           131
9 Thus spake up Captain Lovewell,
when first the fight began "Fight on my valiant heroes!
you see they fall like rain." For as we are inform'd,
the Indians were so thick, A man could scarcely fire a gun
and not some of them hit.
10     Then did the rebels try their best
our soldiers to surround, But they could not accomplish it,
because there was a pond, To which our men retreated
and covered all the rear, The rogues were forc'd to flee them,
altho' they skulked for fear.
11      Two logs there were behind them
that close together lay, Without being discovered,
they could not get away; Therefore our valiant English,
they travelled in a row, And at a handsome distance
as they were wont to go.
12     T was ten o'clock in the morning,
when first the fight begun, And fiercely did continue until the setting sun;

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