By, Donna M. Monnig
Listen my children but fear thee not,
For I’ll tell you the tale of Samuel Prescott.
You see, he was overshadowed by a name we all hear,
But the truth is, he out rode the great Paul Revere!
On the eighteenth of April, in the year of seventeen seventy-five,
The British Regulars were coming; could the colonists survive?
As a warning signal, two crucial lanterns were both lit,
Meaning all night in the saddle, Revere and Dawes both sit.
They were joined by Dr. Prescott, a man of little fame,
But he escaped the British, when their patrol came.
Paul Revere he had been captured, and Dawes he did turn back,
It was Dr. Samuel Prescott who warned Concord of attack!
So, what you must remember about Revere’s most famous ride,
Is that he was captured, but two others were by his side.
And while Dawes neither could make it, the other was not caught,
The man who warned Concord, Massachusetts, was Dr. Samuel Prescott.
©Donna M. Monnig
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