For Patriots’ Day

Lyrics

(Dutch folk tune, John Irwin, publ. 1921)

In Concord and in Lexington the bells rang out one night.
“Beware the redcoats! On they come,
Marching along with a muffled drum!”
In Concord and in Lexington the bells rang out one night.

In Concord and in Lexington before the sun did rise,
The Minutemen stood firm and strong,
Waiting the foe as he marched along,
In Concord and in Lexington before the sun did rise.

In Concord and in Lexington before the sun did set,
They chased the soldiers of the crown
Back o’er the road into Boston town,
In Concord and in Lexington before the sun did set.

See also

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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1 thought on “For Patriots’ Day”

  1. Maureen A Meyers

    Hilarious! I work about 20 minutes from Lexington & Concord and have NEVER heard this! And of course, Patriot’s Day is a holiday here in Massachusetts! Thanks for this song!

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