Breaking with Britain (pt. 1)

Breaking with Britain (pt. 1) - The Dying Soldier,...

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“The Dying Soldier,” Contemporary American Folk Song Come all you heroes wheree er you be That walk by land or sail by sea Come hear the words of a dying man And surely you ll remember them In 76, that fatal year As by our signal doth appear Our fleet set sail for America Twas on the fourteenth day of May And when to Boston we did come We thought the noise of the Briitsh drums Would drive the rebels from that place And fill their hearts with sore distress But to our woeful, sad surprise We saw them like grasshoppers rise To fight like heroes much in rage Which sorely frightened General Gage Like lions roaring for their prey They fear no danger, no not they True British blood runs in their veins While them with courage it sustains We sailed to York as you ve been told With loss of many a Briton bold And there we many a traitor found False to the land where he belonged Tis now December, the seventeenth day Since we set sail for America Full fifteen thousand have been slain Bold British heroes on the plain Now I ve received my mortal wound Adieu unto old English ground My wife and children they ll mourn for me While I lie cold in America Fight on, fight on, American boys Ne er hear bold Britain s thundering noise Maintain your rights year after year God s on your side, you need not fear
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Monday, October 9 •1 st Midterm exam is next Monday and Tuesday, October 16
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