1. Fish and Tea

Songs of the Revolution – 1. Fish and Tea

Lyrics:

What a court hath old England of folly and sin

Spite of Chatham and Camden and Barber and Glynn

Not content with the game that they tax fish and sea

And America drenched with hot water and tea

Derry down, down, down Derry down

Derry down, down, down, Derry down

There’s no knowing where this oppression will stop

Some say there’s no cure but a capital chop

And that I believe’s each American’s wish

To drown them with tea and deprive them of fish

Derry down, down, down Derry down

Derry down, down, down Derry down

Three Generals the Crown has just sent ‘cross the sea

To deprive them of fish and to make them drink tea

Iin terms that these free men will boldly agree

to give them a dance upon Liberty’s tree

Derry down, down, down Derry down

Derry down, down, down Derry down

Freedom’s the word both at home and abroad

So out every scabbard that hides a good sword

Our forefathers gave us this freedom in hand

And we’ll die in defense of the rights of our land

Derry down, down, down Derry down

Derry down, down, down Derry down!

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