Maine Soldiers' Song

DESCRIPTION: "We are marching on to Madawask, To fight the trespassers; We'll teach the British how to walk -- and come off conquerors." The British will not be allowed to log. People from all occupations are called to join the forces which will drive out the British
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (Historical ollections of Piscatiquis County, according to Gray; supposedly from 1839 newspapers)
KEYWORDS: political soldier
1839 - the "Aroostook War"
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Gray, pp. 158-159, "The Solders' Song" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: John Francis Sprague, _The North Eastern Boundary Controversy and the Aroostook War_, Observer Press, 1910, pp. 109-110, "The Soldier's Song" (1 text, apparently the same text, and from the same source, as Gray's)

cf. "The Aroostook War" (subject: Aroostook War)
cf. "Maine Battle Song" (subject: Aroostook War)
NOTES [14 words]: For background on the Aroostook almost-war, see the notes to "The Aroostook War." - RBW
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File: Gray158

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