Toronto Volunteers, The

DESCRIPTION: "In the year of Eighty-five Sure the tidings did arrive.... From the snowy plains afar Where those roving Indians are...." "Oh those volunteers did go And face the storms and snow... And when the drums did beat How the rebels did retreat"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1957
KEYWORDS: battle Canada soldier
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
May 12, 1885 - Battle of Batoche. Defeat of the Metis under Louis Riel
FOUND IN: Canada(Ont)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Fowke/Mills/Blume, pp. 130-131, "The Toronto Volunteers" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #4515
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Riel's Song" and references there (subject)
NOTES: For the history of Louis Riel and the Metis Uprising, see "Riel's Song." Edith Fowke's informant claims to have had this piece from soldiers who had actually campaigned in Saskatchewan. - RBW
File: FMB130

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