DESCRIPTION: "Noble Huntly great in fame And great in warlike story" has called for volunteers to prepare to repel a Bonaparte invasion. "What needs we o' our fleets to voust [boast]? Should he invade our British coast We'll show him soldiers to his cost"
AUTHOR: William Lillie (source: GreigDuncan1)
EARLIEST DATE: 1803 (_The Aberdeen Journal_, according to GreigDuncan1)
KEYWORDS: recruiting war Scotland Napoleon nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan1 74, "Noble Huntly" (1 text)
cf. "Tullochgorum" (tune, according to GreigDuncan1)
cf. "Simon and Janet" (subject: the threatened invasion by Napoleon)
NOTES: GreigDuncan1: "Major-General the Marquis of Huntly (George Gordon, later the 5th Duke of Gordon) was in command of the Northern Military District at this time  and inspected volunteers in Aberdeen on November 22." - BS
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