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90 THE HEIGHTS AT ALMA
For texts of eight stanzas somewhat similar to the Michigan text see Dean, pp. 40-41, and Mackenzie, pp. 195-197.
The present version was sung in 1935 by Mrs Allan McClellan, near Bad Axe, who learned the song from a soldier in Canada when she was a child.
i Ye loyal Britons, I pray draw near Unto the news I have brought you here; I'm sure it will make your hearts to cheer, For the vict'ry is gained at Alma.
Chorus
Ye loyal Britons, may ye long remember The glorious twentieth of September, When ye fought the Russians to surrender, Upon the heights of Alma.







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