Vive La Republican
DESCRIPTION: January 2 "they cried, 'to arms my clever fellows The Russians are advancing.'" "Vive la" the new convention, Republican, America "for it was in you that it a' began." America "have spent their dear heart's blood To plant the tree of liberty."
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan1)
KEYWORDS: America nonballad political
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan1 142, "Vive La Republican" (1 text)
NOTES [61 words]: GreigDuncan1: "The war episode suggested in stanza 1 has not been identified. The refrain may refer to the new convention held in Edinburgh in November 1793."
"Vive la" and "Tree of Liberty" occur in Irish political songs. See, for example, "Rouse Hibernians" for the former and "Freedom Triumphant," "Ireland's Liberty Tree" and "The Liberty Tree" for the latter. - BS
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