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Tariff Tales

  WHAT SHALL THE TARIFF BE? Cutting the tax from the sheep’s white wool, Cutting the tax from the silken spool, Cutting the tax from the cotton hose, Cutting the tax from the English clothes; What shall the tariff be? … Continue reading

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President Tyler’s Nose

Apparently Mr. Hood of Philadelphia needed  five lines after the last song and before beginning the next, to fill the page.  So he printed this bit: The Madisonian says that the “Tyler men are willing to count noses with the … Continue reading

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Feet of Clay

  HOW MANY CLAY MEN ARE THERE? DEDICATED TO THE CLAY CLUB OF SALEM, N.J. Tune — Rosin the Bow. Johnny Tyler in good time will know. By the shouts of the Whigs every where. Whose voices of thunder will … Continue reading

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Advance Whigs

ADVANCE WHIGS. Air — “Boatman’s dance. ” Come Whigs prepare to enter the chase, We can beat any man of the Loco race, We beat them in forty, we can beat them more, And use up their party in forty.four. … Continue reading

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When Elections Were Genteel

AWAY WITH TRAITOR TYLER. Written for the Choir of the National Clay Club. Air — “Away with Melancholy,” Away with Traitor Tyler ; Down with the Veto King: Our party’s base reviler ; Whilst the people cheerily sing— Hurrah! Though … Continue reading

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Whig Thunder

Air — What has caused this agitation. Oh what has caused all this Whig thunder, thunder, thunder, That now is risin’? The nomination by the Whigs Of Harry Clay and Frelinghuysen, Of Harry Clay and Frelinghuysen, For with them we … Continue reading

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Counting ‘Em Before They Hatch

THE BLUE HEN’S CHICKENS. DELAWARE. By J. A. Allderdice, of Wilmington, Del, Air — Old Dan Tucker. It has been known that here of late, That Delaware’s called the banner state, To Baltimore her “chickens” went. For at home they … Continue reading

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The Imperial Presidency

Another purpose for this series of posts is to take my mind off the current election season. A POLITICAL CATCH. Tune— “The Little Tailor Boy” In Andrew Jackson’s reign, The mighty Veto King, There were three varmints in this land, … Continue reading

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Jimmy Polk of Tennessee

  The National Clay Minstrel continues with that toe-tapping tune, “Jimmy Polk of Tennessee.”   JIMMY POLK OF TENNESSEE By J. GREINER. Tune — “Dandy Jim of Caroline.” O, every day brings something new, The Loco Focos find it so; … Continue reading

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