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William McCarty, comp.  The American National Song Book.  1842.
 
Come out, Ye Continentalers
 
COME out, ye continentalers!
  We’re going for to go
To fight the red-coat enemy,
  Who’re plaguy “cute,” you know.
 
Now, shoulder whoop!—eyes right and dress—        5
  Front!—Davis, wipe your nose—
Port whoop!—that’s slick—now, carry whoop!
  Mike Jones, turn out your toes.
 
Charge bagnet!—that’s your sort, my boys:
  Now, quick time!—march!—that’s right;        10
Just so we’d poke the enemy,
  If they were but in sight.
 
Halt!—shoulder whoop!—stop laughing, Nick—
  By platoons, wheel!—halt—dress!
Hold up your muzzles on the left;        15
  No talking, more or less.
 
Bill Sneezer, keep your canteen down,
  We’re going for to travel;
“Captain, I wants to halt a bit,
  My shoe is full of gravel.”        20
 
Ho—strike up music—for’ard march!
  Now point your toes, Bob Rogers;
See! yonder are the red-coat men—
  Let fly upon ’em, sogers.
 
 
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