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Index of Titles and First Lines: 1888 Harrison Song Book

“And when some jubilant son-of-a-gun Yelled, ‘What’s the matter with Harrison?’ A voice replied, far up the height, ‘He’s all right.’” Songs from The Harrison log cabin song book of 1840 : Revised for the campaign of 1888, with numerous … Continue reading

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The Back Matter

  OUR OWN PUBLICATIONS. Ohio, a Sketch of Industrial Progress, by Jno. T. Short, late Professor in the Ohio State University. Pamphlet, 56 pp. 25¢. A Short History of Ohio, by A. W. West and J. L. Hunt. Pamphlet 60 … Continue reading

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Wave High the Red Bandanna

  And so, my friend, we approach the end of The Harrison Log Cabin Song Book of 1840: Revised for the campaign of 1888, with numerous new songs to patriotic airs. CLEVELAND’S VICE. Air — “Meerschaum Pipe.” Oh, who is … Continue reading

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I’ll Eat My Hat

  WHEN MY OLD HAT WAS NEW. When my old hat was new (’twas back in sixty-one), Brave boys went out to battle and with them Harrison, They fought for union of the States, for abolition, too, And many boys … Continue reading

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D. Day Dodger

  THE PRESIDENTIAL FISHERMAN. Air — “The Fine Old English Gentleman.” Come listen, all ye soldiers who wore the royal blue, I’ve got a little story to tell you that is true, About a “mugwump” President named Cleveland, who they … Continue reading

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Yes, His Grandfather was Old Tippecanoe

  A SONG OF TWO SOLDIERS. Air — “Old Oaken Bucket.” Oh, dear to my soul are the days of our glory, The time honored days of our national pride, When heroes and statesmen ennobled our story, And boldly the … Continue reading

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Pankies Were Hankied in Indiana

GLORIOUS IS OUR CANDIDATE! AIR — Policemen’s Chorus, Pirates of Penzance — “When the Foeman Bares His Steel” Glorious is our candidate! Brave in war and wise in State! And we certainly expect Him, this autumn, to elect; For when … Continue reading

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Dialect Again

GWINE TO GIT DAR. Dar’s a-gwine to be a movin’ call Dis fall at de election, An’ so ’tis bes’ dat one and all Shall stand up fer protection. De people am prepared to ‘feet A clearin’ up an sortin’; … Continue reading

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Wishful Thinking

  VOICE OF THE PEOPLE. Air — “A life on the Ocean wave.” List, list to the People’s cry, Resounding o’er hill and dale, In terror the Loco’s fly, Like chaff on the winter’s gale. The mountains are ringing the … Continue reading

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Roll Over, Beethoven

  THE DEEDS OF CLAY, Tune. — The Bonny Boat. When in the south dread civil war Rose like a storm of night. And nullifiers near and far, Braced for the field of fight; Then sons of those illustrious sires. … Continue reading

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