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Chester (William Billings) Let tyrants shake their iron rod And slav'ry clang her galling chains; We'll fear them not. We trust in God; New England's God forever rains. Howe and Burgoyne and Clinton, too With Prescott and Cornwallis join'd, Together plot our overthrow, In one infernal league combined. When God inspired us for the fight Their lines were broke, their lines were forc'd, Their ships were shelter'd in our sight Or swiftly driven from our coast. The foe comes on with haughty stride, Our troops advance with martial noise. Their vet'rans flee before our youth And generals yield to beardless boys. What grateful offerings shall we bring, What shall we render to the Lord? Loud hallelujahs let us sing And praise his name on every chord. Note: After Yankee Doodle, probably the most popular song among the American troops during the revolution. RG
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