Friday 2 February 2018
Tune of the Day: Ballad of the Green Mountain Boys
American Revolutionary War song
The “Ballad of the Green Mountain Boys”, also known as “The Green Mountaineer”, is a folk ballad in honor of the Green Mountain Boys, Vermont's homegrown revolutionary army during the American War of Independence. The origins of the tune are unknown, but the lyrics come from “The Song of the Vermonters, 1779”, a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier that was first published in 1838.
Thanks to Ralph for suggesting this tune!