Battle of King's Mountain

DESCRIPTION: "'Twas on a pleasant mountain, the Tory heathens lay, With a doughty major at their head, One Ferguson they say." Shelby attacks and defeats the Tory raiders and destroys them. The singer gives thanks and toasts the American soldiers
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1964 (Moore); supposedly published 1781
KEYWORDS: America battle
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia1, pp. 293-294, "Battle of King's Mountain" (1 text)
Colonial-Dames-AmericanWarSongs, p. 29, "King's Mountain" (1 excerpt, possibly this; reported to be from Lossing's "Field Book of the American Revolution")

File: CAFS1293

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