Shot Heard Round the World
Music & Lyrics: Bob Dorough
Performed By: Bob Dorough
Animation: Kim & Gifford Productions
First Aired: 1976
|“The British are coming! The British are coming!“Now, the ride of Paul Revere
Set the nation on its ear,
And the shot at Lexington heard ’round the world,
When the British fired in the early dawn
The War of Independence had begun,
The die was cast, the rebel flag unfurled.And on to Concord marched the foe
To seize the arsenal there you know,
Waking folks searching all around
Till our militia stopped them in their tracks,
At the old North Bridge we turned them back
And chased those Redcoats back to Boston town.And the shot heard ’round the world
Was the start of the Revolution.
The Minute Men were ready, on the move.
Take your powder, and take your gun.
Report to General Washington.
Hurry men, there’s not an hour to lose!
Now, at famous Bunker Hill,
Though the next few years were rough,
And the shot heard ’round the world
Well, they showed such determination
And though they lost some battles too,
From the shot heard ’round the world
God bless America, Let Freedom Ring!