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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vol. III: Literature of the Revolutionary Period, 1765–1787
 
The Progress of Sir Jack Brag
Revolutionary Songs and Ballads
 
[McCarty’s National Song Book.]

SAID Burgoyne to his men, as they passed in review,
    Tullalo, tullalo, tullalo, boys!
These rebels their course very quickly will rue,
And fly as the leaves ’fore the autumn tempest flew,
    When him who is your leader they know, boys!        5
      They with men have now to deal,
      And we soon will make them feel—
    Tullalo, tullalo, tullalo, boys!
That a loyal Briton’s arm, and a loyal Briton’s steel,
    Can put to flight a rebel, as quick as other foe, boys!        10
      Tullalo, tullalo, tullalo—
      Tullalo, tullalo, tullalo-o-o-o, boys!
 
As to Sa-ra-tog’ he came, thinking how to jo the game,
    Tullalo, tullalo, tullalo, boys!
He began to see the grubs, in the branches of his fame,        15
He began to have the trembles, lest a flash should be the flame
    For which he had agreed his perfume to forego, boys!
      No lack of skill, but fates,
      Shall make us yield to Gates,
    Tullalo, tullalo, tullalo, boys!        20
The devils may have leagued, as you know, with the States,
    But we never will be beat by any mortal foe, boys!
      Tullalo, tullalo, tullalo—
      Tullalo, tullalo, tullalo-o-o-o, boys!
 
 
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