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174 NEW BALLAD OF LORD LOVELL.
To God our praise, Whose goodness faileth never,
Pledge heart and hand
To keep our land Great, free, true, one forever! Dorchester, Mass., July, 1862.
THE NEW BALLAD OF LORD LOVELL.*
LORD LOVELL he sat in St. Charles's Hotel,
In St. Charles's Hotel sat he, As fine a case of a Southern swell
As ever you 'd wish to see — see — see, As ever you 'd wish to see.
Lord Lovell the town had vowed to defend;
A-waving his sword on high, He swore that his last ounce of powder he 'd spend,
And in the last ditch he 'd die.
He swore by black and he swore by blue, He swore by the stars and bars,
* Mansfield Lovell, who commanded the Rebel troops at New Orleans, and who, on the approach of the national fleet and army to that place, " led his forces out of the town."