The Night That Made History

January 14, 2010
By Jessica Rogers BRONZE, Palm Desert, California
Jessica Rogers BRONZE, Palm Desert, California
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The time is here so draw near
Come one come all to listen to the ride of Paul Revere
Twas on the eighteenth of April in seventeen seventy five
If Paul Revere were still alive
He could tell you himself
And it wouldn't be just an ordinary book on a shelf

His famous midnight ride on that fateful night
He instructed his friend to hang up a light
If by land the British march
Put up one lantern in the Belfry Arch
Hang up two lights if they come by sea
Do this as a signal for me
And then I will ride and spread the word
Until all town and country folk have heard

The signal came late in the night
It was not one but two lights
So off he rode to warn the town
Over one hill and then back down
When the British arrived the town folk fought back
For they had been warned about the attack
Now you know the story - it's not a mystery
How Paul Revere's ride made American history


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