New England's Annoyances

Words by Anonymous; tune "In Peascod Times," 1643

Our forefather's song. Composed in the year 1630,--author unknown. New England's annoyances you that would know them, pray ponder these verses which briefly doth show them. Reprinted in American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1, no. 1505

broadside is a single sheet of inexpensive paper with a ballad, rhyme, news, or advertisement printed on one side. Some broadsides include woodcut illustrations. Broadsides of song lyrics typically do not include musical notation. Instead, they often indicate a well-known melody to which the words could be applied. Broadsides were among the most common forms of printed material between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly in Britain, Ireland, and North America.  


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