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General William Winds of Rockaway (Poem)

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Title

General William Winds of Rockaway (Poem)

Description

This is a poem written about General Winds' fabled character.

Creator

Platt, Charles David

Source

Platt, Charles David. Ballads of New Jersey in the Revolution. Morristown: The Jerseyman Print, 1896.

Publisher

The Jerseyman Print

Date

1896

Contributor

Ward, Christopher

Rights

This poem is in the public domain

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Coverage

American Revolution
1770s
Morris County

Scripto

Transcription

GENERAL WINDS of Rockaway.
1776-7.

HAVE you heard the General pray ?
Brave General Winds of Rockaway ;
In the Deacons' meetings that they hold
Where patriots meet, both true and bold ;
'Twas there I heard him many a day,
Brave General Winds of Rockaway !

In the old, unplastered Church they met ;
No parson was there the text to set ;
But when the General once began
Loud waxed the voice of that valiant man ;
Oh yes, I've heard him many a day,
Brave General Winds of Rockaway !

In thunder tones he prayed the Lord
And fervently his name implored
To break the oppressor's yoke and free
This land, the home of liberty.
The people loved to hear him pray.
Brave General Winds of Rockaway !

And when at Chatham Bridge he stood
And faced the foe they thought it good
To take a hint that the General dropped,
So they took to their heels and never stopped ;
For he could fight as well as pray,
Brave General Winds of Rockaway !

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GENERAL WINDS of Rockaway. 1776-7.
HAVE you heard the General pray ? Brave General Winds of Rockaway ; In the Deacons' meetings that they hold Where patriots meet, both true and bold ; 'Twas there I heard him many a day, Brave General Winds of Rockaway ! In the old, unplastered Church they met ; No parson was there the text to set ; But when the General once began Loud waxed the voice of that valiant man ; Oh yes, I've heard him many a day, Brave General Winds of Rockaway ! In thunder tones he prayed the Lord And fervently his name implored To break the oppressor's yoke and free This land, the home of liberty. The people loved to hear him pray. Brave General Winds of Rockaway ! And when at Chatham Bridge he stood And faced the foe they thought it good To take a hint that the General dropped, So they took to their heels and never stopped ; For he could fight as well as pray, Brave General Winds of Rockaway !

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