Spin Doctors - was Re: Retaliation
- I was one of the "lucky" ones who heard your verses before the Sunday
afternoon Mississinewa battle (I was standing right next to you). I
should like to learn more about this tune.
2d Michigan Militia, LaCroix's Co'y
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "PEGGY MATHEWS"
> There was a popular song in the United States at the outbreak ofthe war called "Ye Parliament of England." One of the verses goes:
>lingering suspicion or just a way to fire up the population, the
> "Remember proud Britains, far distant is the day,
> that you'll regain by British force, your lost Amerikay."
> etc. etc.
> So the spin doctors were active centuries ago. Whether it was a
perception existed at some level.
>waited in the woods for a Sunday battle. If you were luckier, you
> ps. If you were lucky you might have heard me singing it while we
> (snip)in the US and
> > Well not necessarily, Great Britain had no intention of staying
> trying to take over again (though this too is often stated to bea war aim)
> however the US certainly DID intend to hang on to as much ofCanada as it could
> (remember the statement "the capture of Canada is merely a matterof
> marching"?). In this sense I would say that the words used werenot, in fact, spin.
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