American Revolution – Music

As we continue to explore the American Revolution, we have discovered that there were many different perspectives on the war. Many people were loyal to Britain. Many wanted change and were revolutionaries. Many people were undecided. In this post, we will explore how music written and sung in 1776 reflects how many people felt about the war.

Rich Lady Over the Sea

Go the the PS79q.wikispace and listen to the song entitled “The Rich Lady Over the Sea”.  Make a comment below and explain what you’ve learned about the feelings of the colonists towards Britain.  Be sure to explain who the “Rich Lady” and the “daughter” are.

Enjoy!

 

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13 thoughts on “American Revolution – Music

  1. What I’ve learned from the song “The Rich Lady Over The Sea”, is how the colonists felt toward the British and their new taxes. The colonists felt very angry toward the British because they put taxes on the tea, and lots of other things. So, in the song, the “Rich Lady” was the queen of England, and the “Daughter” was the colonies. The daughter refused to pay the taxes Britain put over the colonist and the British got angry.

  2. In the 1775 song, “The World Turned Upside Down”, the island queen stood for Britain and the daughter stood for the thirteen colonies. This song was about taxes on tea. It was about how the taxes were way too high and the colonists refused to pay the tax.

  3. What I’ve learned from the song ” The Rich Lady Over The Sea ” is how the colonists felt toward the British and their new taxes. The island queen demanded they pay the tax and got angry at the daughter, who wouldn’t pay the tax. That’s what I learned from this song.

  4. In the song, “The Rich Lady Over the Sea”, I learned that is the island queen was Britain and the daughter was America and they were fighting about the tax of tea. The island queen said “You must pay my tax”, but the daughter refused. Then the island queen got very angry.

  5. In the song, “The Rich Lady Over The Sea”, I learned that the island queen was the British queen. The daughter) was America. The queen told the daughter to pay the taxes of 3 pennies but the daughter refused. The queen got very angry when the daughter threw the tea in the ocean. This makes me think that the daughter didn’t want to pay for tea.

  6. The song, “The Rich Lady Over The Sea”, means that the daughter of the rich lady didn’t want her mother’s tea so she threw it in the sea. so her mom got furious at her.

  7. In the song, “THE RICH LADY OVER THE SEA”, it means that the queen wants more money. She tries to force her daughter to pay money for tea, even though the daughter doesn’t want it. The queen gets very mad. The queen tells her servant to get the girl but she refuses to pay it still.

  8. In the song, “The Rich Lady Over the Sea”, I learn that the daughter and the island queen were fighting about the tax on tea. But the island queen’s daughter refuse to pay the tea. The island queen face turn red from anger.

  9. The main characters of this song are the mother and the daughter. The mother, the island queen, demanded that the daughter pay taxes but the daughter disagreed.

  10. In the song “The Rich Lady Over The Sea”, the characters are the queen and her daughter. I think that the the song was resembling the Boston Tea Party because the queen (Britain) was forcing the daughter, the American Colonies, to pay tea tax so she could get more money.

  11. In the song ‘The Rich Lady Over The Sea”, the Island Queen was fighting with her daughter about paying taxes. The daughter refused to pay her mother’s taxes and the Britain Island Queen got angry.

  12. In the song “The Rich Lady Over the Sea”, I learned that the island queen, Britain, wanted her daughter, the American colonists, to pay her three pence on her tax. But America, her daughter, refused and dumped the tea into the ocean and the ocean turned brown.

    Athena 5-C

  13. In the song, “The Rich Lady over the Sea”, I learned that people should pay for their tea but it should be a reasonable amount. The Queen of England wanted her own daughter, the American Colonists, to pay 3 pence a pound on the tea when she was wealthy enough to pay it on her own. I think that the queen was very greedy.

    Vasi 5C

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