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Wellington and Waterloo (2) The eighteenth day of June, my boys, Napoleon did advance With the choicest troops that he could raise, within the bounds of France With the glittering eagles showing all around, and proud to face the foe But the British lines they tore their wings on the plains of Waterloo cho: So with Wellington we'll go So with Wellington we'll go For Wellington commanded us On the plains of Waterloo The fight did last from ten o'clock until the close of day When limbs, and blood, and cannonballs in thick confusion lay Their cuirassiers did so furious charge, their squares to overthrow Whilst Britainers maintained their ground on the plains of Waterloo It's not the cheering of the charge was heard amidst the fight Whilst Belgium's troops in confusion stood and like cowards took their flight And left bold Britons in the field, all single with the foe Whilst Britainers undaunted stood on the plains of Waterloo And now the dreary night comes on, comes creeping o'er the plain The Prussians with the English join amidst the heaps of slain The Prussians with the English join all ready for the foe And Buonaparte's Imperial crown was lost at Waterloo O peace be to those honored souls that fell that glorious day And may the plough never raise their bones, nor cut that sacred clay But may this place remain a waste and a terror to the foe Whilst trembling Frenchmen pass that way, they will think of Waterloo. From MacKenzie, Ballads and Sea Songs of Nova Scotia From a broadside printed by James Barry at Six Mile Brook, NS This does not appear to be any of the five Waterloo songs Laws numbered, but closest to J3. [SOF] SOF oct96
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