Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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Maine Lumberjacks          149
1      Come all ye sons of Freedom,
Come, listen unto me, I '11 relate to you an engagement Which happened on the sea,
2     Between the Enterprise and Boxer,
Two noble ships of fame, Though the Enterprise is but small Soon made the Boxer tame.
3      It was off Portland harbor
W7e cruised for a space, When meeting a British sloop of war, To them we showed our face.
4     We sent to them a challenge,
Wishing for them to see. But they refused to accept of it And face their enemies.
5     All on third of September,
It being a glorious day,
We fell in with the Boxer,
And had a bloody fray.
6     It being about Meridian
When we to them drew near, We up with Yankee Colors, And gave to them three cheers.
7     As we were sailing near that harbor,
With a sweet and pleasant gale, The saucy Boxer hovering round, And proudly spread her sail.

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