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No. 269. When Guilford good our pilot stood.
Tune! The black watch McGlashan's Strathspey Reels, 1780, p. 6.
When Guilford good our pilot stood,
An' did our hellim thraw, man, Ae night, at tea, began a plea,
Within America, man: Then up they gat the maskin-pat,
And in the sea did jaw, man ; An' did nae less, in full Congress,
Than quite refuse our law, man.
Then thro' the lakes Montgomery takes,
I wat he wasna slaw, man; Down Lowrie's burn he took a turn,
And Carleton did ca', man: But yet, whatreck, he at Quebec,
Montgomery-like did fa', man: Wi' sword in hand, before his band,
Amang his en'mies, a', man.
Poor Tammy Gage within a cage
Was kept at Boston-ha', man ; Till Willie Howe took o'er the knowe
For Philadelphia, man: Wi' sword an' gun he thought a sin
Guid Christian bluid to draw, man; But at New York, wi' knife an' fork,
Sir-Loin he hacked sma', man.