Perry’s Victory Song

Verse 2

It was on Lake Erie—when all hands were cheary,
A fleet was descried in the morning,
‘Twas Queen Charlott’s fleet, so handsome and neat,
In bold line of battle were forming;
But when evening came—though the fleet were the same,
That our brave naval forces were scorning,
That our brave naval forces were scorning,
They were beat—so complete—that they yielded the fleet,
To the one they despis’d in the morning.

Verse 3
Now let us remember the tenth of September,
When Yankees gave Britons a warning,
When our foes on Lake Erie, were beaten and weary,
So full of conceit in the morning;
To the skilful, and brave who our country did save,
Our gratitude ought to be warming,
To the skilfull, and brave who our country did save,
Our gratitude ought to be warming,
So let us be merry, in toasting of Perry,
September the tenth in the morning.