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Brave Wolfe or the Battle of Quebec Bad news is come to town, bad news is carried Some says my love is dead, others say she's married As I was a-pond'ring on this, I took to weeping They stole my love away whist I was sleeping Love, here's a ring of gold, long years I've kept it Madame, it's for your sake, will you accept it? When you the posy read, think on the giver Madame, remember me, for I'm undone forever Then away went this brave youth, and embarked all on the ocean To free Americay was his intention He landed in Quebec with all his party The city to attack, being brave and hardy He drew his armies up in lines so pretty On the Plains of Abraham back of the city At a distance from the town where the French would meet him In double numbers who resolved to beat him Montcalm and this brave youth together walked Between two armies they like brothers talked Till each one took his post and did retire It was then these numerous hosts commenced to fire Little did he think death was so near him ... When shot down from his horse was this our hero We'll long regret his loss in tears of sorrow He raised up his head where the cannons did rattle And to his aide he said, "How goes the battle?" His aide-de-camp replied, "it's ending in our favor" "Then," says this brave youth, "I quit this earth with pleasure" DT #358 Laws A1 printed in Traditional American Folksongs by Anne and Frank Warner see also Blacksmith Courted Me SOF
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