Lady Washington's Lamentation

DESCRIPTION: "When Columbia's brave sons sought my hero to lead them... I rejoiced at his honors." The singer recalls Washington's war service and his political successes. Now he "Has forsaken us." She laments his passing
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1823 (Green Mountain Songster); probably in print by 1800
KEYWORDS: death separation wife war rebellion political mourning nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Flanders-NewGreen, pp. 190-192, "Lady Washington's Lamentation" (1 text)
File: FlNG190

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