Perry's Victory, A New Patriotic Song


Joseph Hutton, 1787-1828, “Perry's Victory, A New Patriotic Song,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed June 26, 2022,

Social Bookmarking


Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>


Perry's Victory, A New Patriotic Song


One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in excellent physical condition. The document was laminated. There is one lamination-related crease on the document.


Popular music -- United States Lake Erie, Battle of, 1813 -- Songs and music Perry, Oliver Hazard, 1785-1819 -- Songs and music Heroes -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

Over the Bosom of Erie in Fanciful Pride


Joseph Hutton, 1787-1828


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created



I. G. Greer


The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.








Perry’s Victory

Over the bosom of Erie in fanciful pride,
Did the fleet of old England exaltingly ride,
Till the flag of Columbia her Perry unfurled,
The boast of the west and the pride of the world!

Chorus - And still should the foe dare the fight to sustain,
Gallant Perry shall lead on to conquest again.

The spirit of Lawrence his influence sheds,
To the van of the fight while the Lawrence he leads,
Then death dealt around, thou’ such numbers oppose,
And leveled the gun at fair libertys foes. Chorus –

When covered with stain, from her deck he withdrew,
And let the Neagard the fight to renew,
Where undaunted in danger, our sea beaten tars,
Over the cross of St. George waved the stripes and the stars! Chorus

Six ships while our banners triumphantly flew
Submitted to tars who were born to subdue,
When they rushed to the battle, resolved to maintain,
The freedom of trade, and our right to the main., Chorus

With the glory of conquest our heroes are crowned,
Let their brows with the bright naval chaplet bebound,
For still should the foe dare the fight to sustain,
Gallant Perry shall lead them to conquest again. Chorus

Classification Title

Perry's Victory, A New Patriotic Song

Document Title

Perry's Victory

Scholarly Classification


Dimensions - Original

216 mm x 280 mm

Upload Date


File name


Transcription Date


Transcribed By

Leila E. Weinstein

Social Bookmarking


Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>