Independence day / as sung by Mrs. Barney Williams and Mrs. Florence, throughout the States.
Philadelphia, PA :
[1858-1859 and 1863-1876]
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Table of Contents:
- Squeak the fife and beat the drum, Independence day is come. Let the roasting pig be bled, Quick twist off the rooster's head, Quickly rub the pewter-platter, Heap the nut cakes, fried in butter; Set the cups and beaker glass, The pumpkin and the apple-sass. Send the keg to shop for brandy; Maple sugar we have handy. Independent, staggering Dick, A noggin mix of swinging thick; Sal put on your russett skirt, Jonathan get your boughten shirt, To day we dance with tiddle diddle
- ? Here comes Sambo with his fiddle. Sambo take a dram of whiskey, And play us Yankee Doodle friskey, Moll, come, leave your wicked tricks, And let us have a reel of six. Father and mother shall make two
- Sal, Moll and I, stand all a row: Sambo, play and dance with quality, This is the day of blest equality. Father and mother are but men, And Sambo
- is a citizen
- Come foot it, Sal
- Moll, figure in, And mother, you dance up to him. Now saw as fast as ever you can do, And father you cross o'er to Sambo
- Thus we dance and thus we play, On glorious Independence Day. ENCORE VERSES. Rub more rosin on your bow, And let us have another go
- Zounds! as sure as eggs and bacon Here's ensign Sneak, and uncle Deacon, Aunt Thiah, and there's Bet behind her, On blundering mare, than beetle blinder, And there's the squire, too, with his lady; Sal, hold the beast, I'll take the baby. Moll, bring the squire our great arm chair, Good folks we're glad to see you here
- Jothan, get the great case bottle, Your teeth can pull its corn-cob stopple. Ensign
- Deacon, never mind, Squire drink until you're blind
- Thus we drink and dance away, This glorious Independence Day.