The following ďsong,Ē composed by some enthusiastic rebel soldier, was found in Fort Bartow, Roanoke Island. It is written on a. half-sheet of foolscap paper:
Sir William was king georges son to the north the waryers race was run he wore A star all on his breast to show you a sign of the waryers dress, come young ladies will you list and go, come young ladies will you list and go. A new Silk dress you shall put on, to follow up the music fife and drum, the drum shall beat and the fife shall play, the drum shall beat and the fife shall play its A merry lives we'l march away.
new york.s A pretty place,; and so is philadelphia the streets are lined with doll. bills and pretty girls a plenty.
Come my love com go with me, for I am a roveing dandy, Iíll take you home I'll treat you well, Iíll feed you on sweet candy, where coffee grows on whit; oak stump and the rivers flow with brandy, and little hills are lin'd with gold and the girls are sweet as candy.
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