SAM SMALL
CROSSES THE DELAWARE

by
Paul Gerard Smith

  America's a lovely place, the land of liberty,
Back years ago the Minute Men got mad and set it free,
Led by that gallant gentleman, the great George Washington
Some say 'twas due to him alone that liberty was won.

Some others say that Lafayette was the deciding force,
Still others say 'twas Paul Revere, and Agatha, 'is 'orse.
Such thoughts are idle rumor; they're not the facts at all.
The question is "'Oo won the war?" The answer is "Sam Small."

If Sam 'ad not come over with the British Fusileers
The war for Independence might 'ave dragged along for years,
From the moment Sam Small stepped upon the cold New England shore
The odds on Britain went from four to one to one to four.
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