Ballad of the Tea Party

DESCRIPTION: "Tea ships near to Boston lying, On the wharf a numerous crew, Sons of freedom, never dying, Then appeared in view." (The Sons of Freedom) attack the British vessel and dump the "cursed weed of China's coast."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1774 (Pennsylvania Packet, according to Bronner-Eskin1)
KEYWORDS: rebellion ship patriotic
Dec. 16, 1773 - Boston Tea Party. Americans protest the British tax on tea by dumping a shipload into Boston Harbor
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Botkin-NEFolklr, pp. 538-539, "Ballad of the Tea Party" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS1, p. 54, "Ballad of the Tea Party" (1 text)
Bronner-Eskin1 18, "The Boston Tea Party" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Caleb A Wall, The Historic Boston Tea Party of December 16, 1773 (Worcester: F.S. Blanchard & Co, 1896 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 14-15, ("As near beauteous Boston lying") (1 text)

ST BNEF538 (Full)
File: BNEF538

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