DESCRIPTION: "We have a bold commander, Who fears no sword or gun, A second Alexander, Whose name is Washington."
EARLIEST DATE: 1931 (Fuson)
KEYWORDS: soldier nonballad
1732-1799 - Life of George Washington
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Fuson, p. 196, "Washington" (1 fragment, fifth of seven "Quatrains on the War")
ST Fus196A (Full)
NOTES [58 words]: Doubtless a fragment of one of the many broadsides about Washington, but with such a short text, I can't identify a source.
Honesty forces us to point out that this song is over-fulsome; Alexander the Great never lost a major battle, and Washington lost more than he won. But, of course, Washington won the battles that ended up counting most. - RBW
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