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Martin Van of Kinderhook

Today is the first day of our ramble down to New York for Heliosphere.  So, en passant, we visited Lindenwald, Martin Van Buren’s home in Kinderhook, NY.  Van Buren had  been Jackson’s Vice President; he went on to a term … Continue reading

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Ancestry is Destiny

TIPPECANOE SONG. Air — “Rosin the Bow.” The voice of the nation has spoken, The Democrats shake in their shoes; The sceptre of Grover is broken; He shrinks at the glorious news. Chorus. All hail to the glorious West! Log … Continue reading

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1844 Whig Songbook Index

Index of First Lines A barber in Lexington having some ill feeling toward Mr. Clay A Chief’s in the gallant West, A few short weeks ago, Ah, Matty Van’s a used up man All country voters gather round, while your … Continue reading

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L’Envoi

  HENRY CLAY “The truth! it is mighty! and truth will prevail,” The infamous slanders of “Bargain and Sale” — Sunk deep with loathed calumnies, never to rise — Down! down! to its parent — “the father of lies!” Return … Continue reading

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Farewell, Farewell

FAREWELL SPEECH OF HENRY CLAY, TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES. In the Senate of the United States on the 31st of March, 1842, Mr. Clay resigned his seat — addressing the Senate its follows: Mr. Clay said, that … Continue reading

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The Mill Boy of the Slashes

HENRY CLAY’S BIRTH AND BOYHOOD. Henry Clay is a native of Hanover county, Va. He was born on the 12th of April, 1777, in a district of country familiarly known in the neighborhood as the “Slashes.” His father, a Baptist … Continue reading

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And So, My Friend, We Approach the End….

The self-made man, — “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” The first certainly was not the lot of Henry Clay, nor was greatness thrust upon him. All the distinction he has acquired … Continue reading

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Beating Them With a Stick

HONEST FARMER HARRY. Written for the National Clay Minstrel.. Tune—”My Old Aunt Sally.” All country voters gather round, while your hearts I warm, sar, I’ll gib you a true song about an ole Kentucky farmer, He’s got de finest head … Continue reading

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Great Wisdom’s Son

THE BOLD KENTUCKY BOY. Tune — The Highland Minstrel Boy. Come, freemen, ere our land’s undone, All gather side by side, Around bold Clay, great wisdom’s son, Columbia’s boast and pride. To set a gallant people free, He did his … Continue reading

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No Despots Need Apply

APPEAL TO FREEMEN. Tune. — Bruce’s Address. Freemen, whom your states adore, And your blood bought rights of yore, Rally now, and you’ll restore, Your past prosperity. Delay not boys, another hour, Up each state and town to scour, Show … Continue reading

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