Perry's Victory (4)

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PERRY'S VICTORY [4]. AKA and see "St. Patrick's Day in the Morning." Irish, Air (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The jig and air "St. Patrick's Day in the Morning" is here the indicated tune for a broadside song called "Perry's Victory," one of many American period songs and melodies named in honor of Oliver Hazard Perry's victory over the British fleet on Lake Erie in the War of 1812. The lyric was written by Andrew C. Mitchell and published on broadside sheets around the year 1813:

Now let us remember the tenth of September,
When Yankees gave Britons a warning,
When our foes on Lake Erie, were beaten and weary,
So full of conceit in the morning;
To the skillful, and brave, who our country did save,
Our gratitude ought to be warming,
So let us be merry, in toasting of Perry,
September tenth in the morning.

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