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I’d Thought I Was Done with Politics

After reprinting the Whig and Republican songbooks from 1844 and 1888 I thought I’d be done with this.  But hey, it’s time to stand up for truth. Who knew that Teen Vogue would be a bastion of hard-hitting journalism? The … Continue reading

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John C. Calhoun On A Velocipede!

More filler from the Whig songbook: What would be thought of the morality of the Democratic party if it should take this odious, this detestable administration by the hand, or admit it into its council? — Washington Globe. Why, under … Continue reading

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A Folk Song? No, A Polk Song!

THE FIRST POLK SONG. Tune— “Old Dan Tucker” Ah, Matty Van’s a used up man, And Lewis Cass he cannot pass, And as for our old friend Tecumseh, He’s lost amidst the “Rumsey Dumsey.” Hurrah, hurrah, the Nation’s risin’ For … Continue reading

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Brand New Song, Same Old Tune

A NEW SONG. TUNE— “Old Rosin the Bow” The story we’ll tell you’s surprisin,’ But then you will find it no joke; The Locos who wish’d to take poison, Have determined at last to take (poke) Polk, Have determined, &c. … Continue reading

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