Eldred's One Gun Batt'ry

Eldred's One Gun Batt'ry

by Jon Campbell

Keep on Fishin' album cover

From the 2000 CD Keep On Fishin'.

Covered by Marc Bernier on the 2010 CD Yup, I Said That. A Compilation of Artists Performing the 'Classic' Hits of Jon Campbell.

The song tells the true story of Conanicut resident John Eldred, who, in 1775, "lobbed cannonballs and cannonball sized stones at British ships from behind rocks on his farm north of Potter's Cove, until he finally tore out a sail and the British came ashore and spiked the gun."

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