“The Days of Seventy-Six”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1960
Keywords: war freedom nonballad America rebellion
Found in: US

Description

"The days of '76, boys, We ever must revere, Our fathers took their muskets then To fight for freedom dear.... Oh 'tis a great delight to march and fight As a Yankee volunteer." Battles of the Revolutionary War are recalled, and potential enemies warned

Historical references

References

  1. Lomax-FSNA 19, "In the Days of '76" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #6666
  3. BI, LoF019