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Bold General Wolfe (3) Bold General Wolfe to his men did say Come lads and follow without delay To yonder mountain that is so high Don't be downhearted, don't be downhearted For we'll gain the victory. There stands the French on the summit high While we poor souls in the valley lie We saw them fall like bots in the sun Through smoke and fire, through smoke and fire All from our British guns. The first broadside that the French did give us Did wound our general in the left breast Yonder he lie for he cannot stand Yet fight on boldly, yet fight on boldly While I live I'll have command. Here is my treasure lies all in gold Take it and part it for my blood runs cold Take it and part it brave Wolfe did say Ye lads of honour, ye lads of honour Since you have gained the day. When to old England you do return Tell all my friends I am dead and gone And bid my mother so kind and dear No tears to shed for me, no tears to shed for me For our lads did gain the day. From the Copper Family Song Book RG Apr98
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