A New Song. Tune :- Yankee Doodle, Doodle Do.
If Yankee Doodle does not mind
We’ll find him work to do, sir,
Honest Bull is quite inclined
To cut the blockade through, sir.
So Yankee now beware, beware,
So Yankee now beware, sir,
For if we land upon your strand
You’ll get into a snare, sir.
The Rose and Thistle are combined:
They’re mighty prickly things, sir;
All foes who grasp them with their hands
Are sure to feel their stings, sir.
Our ships are made of British oak;
Our men’s hearts true as steel, sir;
With bone and muscle for the stroke
We’ll make the Yankees reel, sir.
John Bull’s two hundred thousand men,
Tried men, both good and true, sir;
While Scotland has her thousands ten,
With kilt and bonnet blue, sir.
Each man shall stand with sword in hand –
Each man shall fight his way, sir;
And while Lord Clyde does give command
Great Britain wins the day, sir.
Our balls shall fly swift through the sky;
We’ll give them shell and bomb, sir;
We’ll fight for freedom till we die;
We’ll fight for Queen and home, sir.
Blackburn, Dec. 12, 1861. A.R. H–d-y.