Mike Moxcey ©2005
This song starts with an extra note. It's called a "pickup" note.
This song isn't often played at jam sessions, but it could be.
This was one of the first pop songs in America.
2. Father and I went down to camp, along with Captain Gooding,
and there we saw the men and boys as thick as hasty pudding.
3. There was Captain Washington upon a slapping stallion,
a-giving orders to his men, I guess there was a million.
4. And there they'd fife away like fun and play on cornstalk fiddles,
and some had ribbons red as blood, all bound around their middles.
5. And there we saw a thousand men as rich as Squire David
and what they wasted every day I wish it could be saved
6. And there I saw a pumpkin shell as big as mother's basin
and every time they touched it off they scampered like the nation.
7. The troopers, too, would gallop up and fire right in our faces.
It scared me almost half to death to see them run such races.
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