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William McCarty, comp.  The American National Song Book.  1842.
The Battle of Chippewa
By Charles L. S. Jones
Tune—“The Campbells are coming”

THE YANKEES are coming, their bugles sound far;
The Yankees are coming, brave Brown for the war;
The Yankees are coming, the foemen shall feel
The shot of their rifles, the force of their steel.
  When foreign invaders, insulting and stern,        5
  The battle-shock seek, from our arms they shall learn
  That, firmly united, and dauntless and free,
  We rally, unmoved, round our liberty tree.
The Yankees are coming; on Chippewa’s shores
The doubling drum rattles, the musketry roars;        10
The Yankees are coming; fair Freedom shall crown
With circlets of laurel her valiant chief, Brown!
                When foreign invaders, &c.
The Yankees are coming, the fierce charge is beating;
The Yankees are coming, the foes are retreating;
The Yankees are coming, old Chippewa’s flood        15
Hears the pale foeman shriek, as the shore drinks his blood.
                When foreign invaders, &c.
The Yankees are coming, but back from their slaughter;
The Yankees are coming, whilst proud, o’er the water,
The bugle of victory swells high the strain,
As they march to their firesides, in triumph, again.
                When foreign invaders, &c.

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