North of Amerikay (The)

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NORTH OF AMERIKAY, THE. Irish, Air (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "Learned when I was a child and now written from memory. There was a song to it which was composed during the American war, as this first verse indicates:--

The seventeenth of June last by the dawning of day,
Our ship she cast an anchor and landed in the bay;
Then our brave heroes bold they quickly marched away
To fight the Boston rebels in the north of Amerikay.

'The Battle of King's Bridge,' the English version of the words of this song, may be seen in the Journal of the Folk Song Society, vol. II, p. 20. The air bears some slight resemblance to mine" (Joyce).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 15, pp. 10-11.

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