“Nathan Hale”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1966
Keywords: rebellion war prisoner execution
Found in: US


"The breezes went steadily through the tall pines, A-saying o hush...." as Nathan Hale attempts to return to his command. But the British capture him, try him, insult his cause, and hang him

Historical references


  1. Scott-BoA, pp. 67-68, "Nathan Hale" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, SBoA067