Boston Tea Party (I), The
DESCRIPTION: "As near beauteous Boston lying on the gently swelling flood" were "three ill-fated teaships." "This was Hampden, that was Sidney, with fair Liberty" and tools of vandalism. "Tell you masters they were dreamers when they thought to cheat the brave"
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Colonial-Dames-AmericanWarSongs)
KEYWORDS: rebellion ship patriotic destruction
Dec. 16, 1773 - Boston Tea Party. Americans protest the British tax on tea by dumping a shipload into Boston Harbor
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Colonial-Dames-AmericanWarSongs, pp. 6-7, "The Boston Tea Party" (1 text)
cf. "The Ballad of the Tea Party" (subject)
NOTES [15 words]: Poor poetry and frankly not very accurate. File under "propaganda." Or maybe "agitprop." - RBW
Last updated in version 6.1
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2021 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.