Prompt: Write a five-stanza song — four lines per stanza — for either the Rebels or the Loyalists.
Old England, they’re denying us liberty
So we sailed across the sea so we could be free
But their taxes kept on rolling in
They’re avaricious, and that’s a Puritan sin
Old George don’t believe that we’re downright blessed
Guess we gotta up and leave him with an empty nest
They think their tea is so great, but I’ll take a cup of joe
I hear when Boston throws a party they make tea outflow
Washington shot a guy, and that started a war
But I know deep in my bones just what I’m fighting for
It ain’t as simple as pride, no it ain’t to impress
It’s for my right to life and liberty and happiness
We are not just a colony for you to exploit
We’ll win win our liberty from Lexington up to Detroit
We got the men, we got the brains, we got philosophy too
We shall fight and show the strength of our red white and blue
So take arms everyone, and lets fight for our nation
Cause who wants to be taxed without some representation?
England thinks its so grand, Americans don’t need em
As Hamilton says lets raise a glass to freedom
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Nice job! If you get a chance why not try something similar regarding government overreach in dealing with the pandemic?