“Yankee Tars”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1902 (S. B. Luce's _Naval Songs_)
Keywords: navy sailor America
Found in: US

Description

Nature has bestowed the U.S. with every possible blessing, including "true Yankee hearts." A Navy is needed to "protect from each insolent foe." Examples of how "Yankee tars shall their country protect." Verses end with Dreadnaught's "derry down" line.

Long description

Nature has bestowed the U.S. with every possible blessing, including "true Yankee hearts." A Navy is needed to "protect from each insolent foe." Examples of how "Yankee tars shall their country protect." Verses end with Dreadnaught's "derry down" line. Two verses cite the battle between the Constitution and the Guerriere.

Cross references

References

  1. Harlow, pp. 189-190, "Yankee Tars" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9167
  3. BI, Harl189