“The Sons of Liberty”


The singer, an Irish soldier, is sent to America to fight the rebels. He lands in New York and soon finds himself fighting the Sons of Liberty. He grieves for those lost in battle, and praises the courage of Washington and his army


  1. Laws J13, "The Sons of Liberty"
  2. SharpAp 162, "The Sons of Liberty" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
  3. Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 146-148, "The Sons of Liberty" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Creighton/Senior, p. 170, "Jessie and Jimmie" (1 stanza, probably of this song though it could float, 1 tune)
  5. DT 396, SONSLIB1* SONSLIB2*
  6. Roud #596
  7. BI, LJ13


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1790 (Journal from the Dolphin)
Keywords: war
Found in: US(Ap)