Days of Seventy-Six, The

DESCRIPTION: "The days of '76, boys, We ever must revere, Our fathers took their muskets then To fight for freedom dear.... Oh 'tis a great delight to march and fight As a Yankee volunteer." Battles of the Revolutionary War are recalled, and potential enemies warned
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1960
KEYWORDS: war freedom nonballad America rebellion
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Apr 18, 1775 - Battle of Lexington. A British force routs the American Minutemen. The colonials gain some revenge as the Redcoats advance on Concord
Dec 25, 1776 - Washington leads his troops across the Delaware to rout the British at Trenton
Oct 17, 1777 - Saratoga. British General John Burgoyne, advancing from Canada into New York, is forced to surrender when the British forces in the mid-Atlantic region do not undertake their planned advance
Oct 19, 1781 - Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown causes the British to give up hope of reconquering America
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-FSNA 19, "In the Days of '76" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #6666
File: LoF019

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