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1.) Swamp Fox - 07/04/2019



[QUOTE]

The Irishman's Epistle

1775

This happy production of "Paddy," must have been very popular with "the rebels," as there were four different editions of it published as broadsides, a short time after its first appearance in the Pennsylvania Magazine. The version subjoined was printed in May, 1775, and differs slightly in language from that contained in the periodical.

THE EPISTLE TO THE TROOPS IN BOSTON.

By my faith, but I think ye're all makers of bulls,
With your brains in your breeches, your --- in your skulls,
Get home with your muskets, and put up your swords,
And look in your books for the meaning of words.
You see now, my honies, how much your mistaken,
For Concord by discord 1 can never be beaten.

How brave ye went out with your muskets all bright,
And thought to be-frighten the folks with the sight;
But when you got there how they powder'd your pums, And all the way home how they pepper'd your - ,
And is it not, honeys, a comical crack,
To be proud in the face, and be shot in the back.

How come ye to think, now, they did not know how
To be after their firelocks as smartly as you?
Why, you see now, my honies, 'tis nothing at all,
But to pull at the trigger, and pop goes the ball.

And what have you got now with all your designing,
But a town without victuals to sit down and dine in;
And to look on the ground like a parcel of noodles,
And sing, how the Yankees have beaten the Doodles.
I'm sure if you're wise you'll make peace for a dinner,
For fighting and fasting will soon make ye thinner.

1 "For Concord by discord," &c. Puns upon the word Concord were numberless, after the action of the nineteenth of April, 1775. The following appeared as "an anecdote," shortly after that action. "When the emigrants and adventurers first came to America, they met on the shore with Calvinists, Huguenots, Papists and Protestants. Such a medley of people, of different tenets and persuasions, promised much discord; however, good sense prevailed, and they unanimously agreed that no difference in opinion should disturb the public tranquillity, but that they would live in all brotherly love with each other, and they named the first founded spot, and town, Concord. Is it not whimsical, that upon this spot they should first draw blood, and gallantly contend for the rights and liberties of America?

2 "They did not know how." The following brief account of the affairs at Lexington and Concord is taken from a letter dated Boston April 19, 1775. "Last night, at about eleven o'clook, one thousand of the best troops, in a very secret manner, rowed up the Cambridge River, and landed. From whence they marched to Lexington where they saw a number of men exercising. They ordered them to disperse, and immediately fired on them; killed eight men on the spot, and then marched to Concord. This alarmed the country so, that it seemed as if men came down from the clouds. This news coming to town, General Gage sent out another thousand men, with a large train of artillery. In the mean time, those troops at Concord had set fire to the court-house. There an engagement ensued and the King's troops retreated very fast, until they were reinforced with the troops the General had sent: but they did not stand Iong before the whole body gave way; retreating, and our men keeping up at their heels, loading and firing, until they got to Charlestown when our people thought it not prudent to come any further, fearing the ships in the harbor would be ordered to fire on Boston and Charlestown.

Our men behaved gallantly." One poor fellow, who had received a wound in his breast, in following up the retreat, was offered assistance by a brother soldier, when he remarked, "I am beyond your assistance - pursue the enemy !" - and with their words on his lips, fell back and died. - Virginia Gazette.

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[url]https://www.americanrevolution.org/war_songs/warsongs22.php[/url][/QUOTE]



I'd follow that up with a few obscure Southern numbers, but that's just me ...
2.) Swamp Fox - 07/04/2019
Extended LP version ... LOL ...


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3.) Swamp Fox - 07/04/2019
July 4


[QUOTE]1712
12 slaves are executed for starting an uprising in New York that killed nine whites.

1776
The amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson, is approved and signed by John Hancock--President of the Continental Congress--and Charles Thomson, Congress secretary. The state of New York abstains from signing.

1817
Construction begins on the Erie Canal, to connect Lake Erie and the Hudson River.

1826
Two of America's founding fathers--Thomas Jefferson and John Adams--die.

1831
The fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, dies at the age of 73.

1855
Walt Whitman publishes the first edition of Leaves of Grass at his own expense.

1861
Union and Confederate forces skirmish at Harpers Ferry.

1862
Charles Dodgson first tells the story of Alice's adventures down the rabbit hole during a picnic along the Thames.

1863
The Confederate town of Vicksburg, Mississippi, surrenders to General Ulysses S. Grant.

1881
Billy the Kid is shot dead in New Mexico.

1895
The poem America the Beautiful is first published.

1910
Race riots break out all over the United States after African American Jack Johnson knocks out Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match.

1931
Novelist James Joyce and Nora Barnacle are married in London after being together for 26 years.

1934
Boxer Joe Louis wins his first professional fight.

1976
An Israeli raid at Entebbe airport in Uganda rescues 105 hostages.[/QUOTE]
4.) Swamp Fox - 07/04/2019
Haven't seen BC in a while ... He's prolly taken the out-laws to the tank parade ...
5.) Swamp Fox - 07/04/2019
[QUOTE]PSA: [B][SIZE=3]If You Own Any Libs, Remember To Bring Them Inside And Calm Them Down During July 4 Celebrations
[/SIZE][/B]


Here's a helpful public service announcement for anyone who owns libs: Independence Day is the time of year libs are most likely to run away.


Fireworks, proclamations of freedom and liberty, and celebrations of the greatness of America are likely to spook a lib. They often cower in fear and run away or crawl under the nearest Prius. This effect is exacerbated when a Republican is in office, or even Donald Trump.

"To a lib, fireworks proclaiming the freedom of the United States from England make them feel like they're about to die," said Dr. Bob Meander, an expert lib psychologist. "Libs often spook and run down the street screaming at the sky and are prime targets for getting run over by an American-made pickup truck. They'll be much safer if you bring them inside, speak soothing words of encouragement to them, and turn on some CNN."

The doctor also recommended reading from The Communist Manifesto and feeding them their favorite vegan treats.

If you own any cons, you also need to be careful, as they're likely to blow themselves up while firing off thousands of pounds of explosives in honor of the Fourth.

Stay safe out there, lib owners!



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6.) bluecat - 07/05/2019
Still around but in Greece right now. Hard to get connected but will be back with you guys in a week or so. We are taking a tour of the Greek Islands and then to Italy for a bit. We've seen Santorini, Mykonos, Athens, Rhodes and will be in Malta tomorrow. Will head to Rome and see all of that, Florence and Pizza.

My main focus was to see if people in Greece used Grecian Formula. I'm not so sure they do but still working on it. So many questions, so little time. Later girls.
7.) DParker - 07/05/2019
While you're doing that important cultural research, given the economic difficulties the country has been experience the past few years, see if you can't answer that age old question: "What's a Grecian Urn?"

Oh, and...don't pick up the soap.
8.) Swamp Fox - 07/06/2019
[QUOTE=DParker;58547]While you're doing that important cultural research, given the economic difficulties the country has been experience the past few years, see if you can't answer that age old question: "What's a Grecian Urn?"

Oh, and...don't pick up the soap.[/QUOTE]

LOL ...


Greece is the word ...
9.) Swamp Fox - 07/06/2019
Make sure you stop at all the gyro shops and order some devices used for measuring or maintaining orientation and angular velocity ...

Also, take a side trip to Pompeii if you can and take the naughty tour ...

And: Bring home some lapis lazuli and pics from the Coliseum, or this never happened ...
10.) DParker - 07/06/2019
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;58549]Greece is the word ...[/QUOTE]

+3.1415926
11.) bluecat - 07/06/2019
[QUOTE=DParker;58547]While you're doing that important cultural research, given the economic difficulties the country has been experience the past few years, see if you can't answer that age old question: "What's a Grecian Urn?"

Oh, and...don't pick up the soap.[/QUOTE]

A Grecian urns about 5 drachmas a week.
12.) bluecat - 07/06/2019
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;58550]Make sure you stop at all the gyro shops and order some devices used for measuring or maintaining orientation and angular velocity ...

Also, take a side trip to Pompeii if you can and take the naughty tour ...

And: Bring home some lapis lazuli and pics from the Coliseum, or this never happened ...[/QUOTE]

Pics will be forthcoming. I took a picture of some nasty stuff in a bucket today. You guys can sort it out. I think they were sardines and salt but it was pretty nasty smelling.

What have the Romans ever done for us?
13.) Swamp Fox - 07/06/2019
Buy a $7 can of Co-Cola and the sardines will go down like a spoonful of sugar...
14.) bluecat - 07/07/2019
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;58558]Buy a $7 can of Co-Cola and the sardines will go down like a spoonful of sugar...[/QUOTE]

LOL...

Was in Malta today, I visited the mines where Malto-Meal was first discovered. Fascinating stuff.

You know as lazy as the Ottoman's were - lounging around in their recliners, Easy Boys and Ottomans, they sure attacked a lot of Greek Islands.
15.) Swamp Fox - 07/07/2019
Never been to Malta, unless in a prior life as a Crusader (or a serf)... Hey, it could happen.

If you ever get a chance to get back to the general area, you have to visit Topkapı Palace in Istanbul ... The freakin' Turks could make a jeweled dagger like nobody's business.
16.) Swamp Fox - 07/07/2019
Malto-Meal ... LOL


Slipped that one past me ...
17.) Swamp Fox - 07/07/2019
This reminds me of the time I tweeted to Stouffers a picture of the Roman salt mines from "Spartacus", and they replied that they were "continually improving our products to meet the needs of consumers ..."

Corporate PR has no soul ...