Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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154           Songs and Ballads
7     Then your "BraveIndian Allies"
you styl'd them by that name, Until they turn'd the tomahawk,
then "Savages" became; Your mean insinuations
they despised from their souls, And join'd the sons of liberty,
that scorn'd to be controll'd.
8     Now remember, you Briton,
far distant is the day, That all you gain'd by British force,
you lost in America;1 Go tell your king and parliament,
by all the world its known, That British force by sea and land
by Yankees is o'erthrown.
9     Use ev'ry endeavour
to try to cause a peace, For Yankee ships are building fast,
their navy to increase; They will enforce their commerce;
their laws by Heaven were made, That Yankee ships, in time of peace,
to any port might trade.
1 "That all you'll gain by British force, you lost America" (Broadside in Harvard College Library). "That e'er you'll gain by British force your lost America" (McCarty).






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