Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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Maine Lumberjacks          15 3
The Wasp next took your Frolic,
you nothing said to that, The Poictiers being off the coast,
of course you took her back.
4     Next, your Macedonian,
no finer ship could swim, Decatur took her gilt work off,
and then he took her in; The Java by a Yankee ship
was sunk, you all must know, The Peacock fine, in all her pride,
by Lawrence down did go.
5     Then you sent your Boxer,
to beat us all about, But we had an Enterprising brig,
that beat the Boxer out; Then box d her up to Portland,
and moor'd her off the town, To show the sons of liberty,
the Boxer of renown.
6     Then upon lake Erie,
brave Perry had some fun, You own he beat your naval force,
and caused them to run; While Chauncey on Ontario,
the like ne'er known before, A British squadron beat complete;
some took, some ran ashore.

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