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A Junto Song 'Tis money makes the members vote And sanctifies our ways, It makes the patriot turn his coat And money we must raise, and A-taxing we will go, will go And a-taxing we will go. More taxes we must sure impose To raise the civil list; Also pay our ayes and noes, And make opposers hist, and A-taxing we will go, &c. The power supreme of Parliament Our purpose did assist. And taxing laws abroad were sent Which rebels do resist, and A -taxing we will go, &c. Boston we shall in ashes lay, It is a nest of knaves; We'll make them soon for mercy pray Or send them to their graves, and A-taxing we will go, &c. Each colony, we will propose, Shall raise an ample sum; Which well applied, under the rose, May bribe them---as at home, and A-taxing we will go &c, We'll force and fraud in one unite, To bring them to our hands; Then lay a tax on the sun's light And king's tax on their lands, and A -taxing we will go, &c. From Songbook of the American Revolution, Rabson Note: in 1775, Britain sent a "Junto" of three generals, Clinton Howe and Burgoyne, to th colonies to put the rebellious colonists in their place. RG
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