“Remember the Ladies”
from the letters of Abigail Adams

Lyrics by Mindy Jostyn & Jacob Brackman
Music by Mindy Jostyn
©2002 Electron Farm Publications

(Verse 1)
Dear John, You've been gone for so long,
But the children and I are carrying on.
You'll be happy to know they're healthy and strong
And proud of their father in Congress, dear John.

Ever since our Tea Party, we're waiting for war
We're resolved that the British shall tax us no more.
All the women I know endorse "Common Sense,"
So if there's rebellion, I humbly request.

(Chorus)
Remember the ladies
And faithful we'll be
To the birth of a nation
Where people live free
Remember the ladies
And give us our say
We're all of us equal
At the end of the day

(Verse 2)
Dear John, There are soldiers below
Tell Congress that Boston is suffering so
Cut off from New England, we stand on our own
An army of Redcoats has taken our home
I stood with our Johnny and watched Bunker Hill
Our neighbors fought bravely, and many were killed
Poor widows, poor mothers who gave up their sons
What a terrible price, even if we had won

(Chorus)

(Verse 3)
Dear John, The war has been won
Now you're off in Paris with Tom Jefferson
My heart soars with pride at the work you have done
But our sad separation seems endlessly long
They say I may soon be a president's wife
I've lived in your shadow for most of my life
Though I never was trained with a pen or a sword
I'm no less than a man in the eyes of our Lord

(Chorus)
So remember the ladies
And faithful we'll be
To the birth of a nation
Where people live free
Remember the ladies
And give us our say
We're all of us equal
At the end of the day

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