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The Soldiers' Song
As printed (with the date "Bangor, Feb, 21, 1839") in Historical Collections of Piscataquis County (Dover, 1910), I, 320-321. It is there credited to "Maine Newspapers, 1839."
Tune — Auld Lang Syne
1 We are marching on to Madawask,
To fight the trespassers; We'll teach the British how to walk — And come off conquerors.
2 We'll have our land right good and clear,
For all the English say; They shall not cut another log, Nor stay another day.
3 They need not think to have our land,
We Yankees can fight well; We've whipped them twice most manfully, As every child can tell.
4 And if the Tyrants say one word,
A third time we will show, How high the Yankee spirit runs, And what our guns can do.
5 They better much all stay at home,
And mind their business there; The way we treated them before, Made all the Nations stare.