Noble Huntly

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)
Roud #5797
cf. "Tullochgorum" (tune, according to GreigDuncan1)
cf. "Simon and Janet" (subject: the threatened invasion by Napoleon)
NOTES [37 words]: 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 [1803] and inspected volunteers in Aberdeen on November 22." - BS
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