“War Song of the Revolution”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1905 (Belden)
Keywords: battle death storm disaster warning religious
Found in: US(So)

Description

"Come ye Americans and tremble Here before your might God." The singer describes women and children slain and husbands and families destroyed by war. Storms and fires destroy cities. Listeners are warned to turn to God

Notes

Belden knew nothing of this save that the informant thought it concerned the Revolutionary War. Belden notes that, if it does date back that far, it's probably Tory. He's likely right -- but I wonder if it isn't two songs merged together, with the second being some sort of hymn based on the Apocalypse. - RBW

References

  1. Belden, p. 295, "War Song of the Revolution" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7953
  3. BI, Beld295