“Lovewell's Fight”


Captain Lovewell and his men set out to attack the Indians. They find and kill one, only to find their baggage plundered and the Indians planning an ambush. Lovewell is killed, and many others, but at last the Europeans reach their destination


Lest the Indians be blamed for this battle, it should be noted that Lovewell and his men were scalphunters -- receiving one hundred pounds for each trophy they brought in. This song is item dA27 in Laws's Appendix II - RBW

Historical references

  • May 9, 1725 - Battle between Captain Lovewell and the Indians at Pigwacket (near Fryeburg, Maine)


  1. Leach, pp. 714-716, "Lovewell's Fight" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4026
  3. BI, L714


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1725 (broadside)
Keywords: battle Indians(Am.)
Found in: US