Lyr Add: General Wolfe
Subject: Lyr Add: GENERAL WOLFE|
From: rich r
Date: 22 May 98 - 10:09 PM
Here is a less well known song about James Wolfe and the Battle of Quebec.
Oh, General Wolfe to his men did say,
Don't you see the French on yon moutains high
The very first volley the French fired at us
"When to old England you do return,
"'Twas sixteen years when I first begun
source "Singin Our History" by Edith Fowke and Alan Mills (1984 Doubleday Canada)
Subject: RE: Lyric Add: General Wolfe|
From: Bruce O.
Date: 23 May 98 - 02:57 PM
The second on Wolfe in DT starts with two verses from a late 17th century broadside ballad "The Unconstant Maiden", ZN872, in my broadside ballad index.
Two others on Wolfe are on a broadside, c 1759-60, reproduced in facsimile in 'Music in Colonial Massachusettts', I, p. 238, 1980. The second of these, commencing "In a sad mould'ring cave", was by Thomas Paine. It was widely reprinted later with a variety of tunes. The other commences "Cheer up your hearts young men let nothing fright you".