Sons of Liberty, The [Laws J13]

DESCRIPTION: The singer, an Irish soldier, is sent to America to fight the rebels. He lands in New York and soon finds himself fighting the Sons of Liberty. He grieves for those lost in battle, and praises the courage of Washington and his army
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1790 (Journal from the Dolphin)
KEYWORDS: war
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Laws J13, "The Sons of Liberty"
Sharp-EnglishFolkSongsFromSouthernAppalachians 162, "The Sons of Liberty" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Huntington-SongsTheWhalemenSang, pp. 146-148, "The Sons of Liberty" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton/Senior-TraditionalSongsOfNovaScotia, p. 170, "Jessie and Jimmie" (1 stanza, probably of this song though it could float, 1 tune)
DT 396, SONSLIB1* SONSLIB2*

Roud #596
NOTES [69 words]: There is another song from the Revolutionary War called "A Song to the Sons of Liberty," opening "Come jolly Sons of Liberty, Come all with hearts united. Our motto is, 'We dare be free....'" It is not related to this song; it is said to have been written against the Stamp Act, and sung to the tune of "Come, Jolly Bacchus." A version can be found on p. 12 of Rabson's Songbook of the American Revolution. - RBW
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