Boston Tea Tax, The

DESCRIPTION: "I snum [declare] I am a Yankee lad, And I guess I'll sing a ditty." The singer describes all that his people would have done then had America been free (e.g. crossed a bridge that wasn't built yet). Failing that, they dumped the tea
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1933; the broadside is believed to be from 1831 or earlier
KEYWORDS: rebellion ship patriotic
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Dec. 16, 1773 - Boston Tea Party. Americans protest the British tax on tea by dumping a shipload into Boston Harbor
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Botkin-NEFolklr, pp. 539-541, "The Boston Tea Tax" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 52-53, "[Boston] Tez-Tax" (1 text)
DT, TEATAX*

NOTES: Although this song refers to events of 1773, the references to changes which took place after that time make it clear that it is more recent. Botkin dates it to the period 1830-1840. Cohen suggests 1829-1831. - RBW
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File: BNEF539

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