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“He’ll Run Away To Fight Again!”

Knuckledraggin’ My Life Away has an excellent post surrounding the history of the Revolutionary War guerilla fighter The Swamp Fox.  You should go read it.

Sadly, most of my knowledge about him comes from the Walt Disney TV version (staring Leslie Nielsen), with it’s cheesy theme song:

“…Swamp Fox, Swamp Fox, hidin’ in the Glen…
He’ll run away to fight again!”

Even as a kid I joked that I, too, would have run away, if my name had been Francis Marion!

“run away, run away!”

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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4 thoughts on ““He’ll Run Away To Fight Again!”

  1. Mel Gibson’s character in The Patriot was loosely based on the Swamp Fox – but the real history is a great story, anyway. Thanks for posting the link, anyhoo.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | October 8, 2012, 8:59 am
  2. Real history trumps Hollyweird any day!

    Posted by Old NFO | October 8, 2012, 4:38 pm

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