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Battle of the Windmill On Tuesday morning we marched out In command of Colonel Fraser With swords and bay'nets of polished steel As keen as any razor Unto the Windmill Plains we went We gave them three loud cheers To let them know, that day below We're the Prescott Volunteers Oh, we're the boys that feared no noise When the cannons loud did roar; We cut the rebels left and right When they landed on our shore. Brave MacDonall nobly led His men into the field; They did not flinch, no, not an inch, Till the rebels had to yield. He swung his sword right round his head Saying, 'Glengarrys, follow me, We'll gain the day without delay, And that you'll plainly see!' The rebels now remain at home, We wish that they would come, We'd cut them up both day and night By command of Colonel Young, If e'er they dare return again They'll see what we can do; We'll show them British play, my boys, As we did at Waterloo, Under Captain Jessup we will fight, Let him go where be will; With powder and ball they'll surely fall As they did at the Windmill, If I were like great Virgil bright, I would employ my quill: I would write both day and night Concerning the Windmill, Lest to intrude I will conclude And finish off my song: We'll pay a visit to Ogdensburg, And that before it's long. From Folke, Penguin Book of Canada Folk Songs rebellion in 1837 tune: Girl I Left Behind Me SOF
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