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ARCHY AT THE SANITARY FAIR.
Chorus. Oh, I am Horace Greeley's pet, off for "Washington, To succeed ole Abraham Linkum in de mornin'.
Now, when I am de President,
111 tell you what I'll do: I'll seize all de British privateers
And quickly put 'em through. I will back George McClellan,
And de grumblers all put out; Also dem British subjects,
I would send 'em up to spout.
Ob, I am, etc.
Now, when de foreign nations
Hear our Yankee rooster crow, Johnny Bull may den leave Canada,
His friends leave Mexico; "While Peace and Plenty dey shall reign
Throughout dis mighty land, And politics be laid aside
At Liberty's command.
Oh, I am, etc.
ABCHY AT THE SANITARY FAIE, Sung by Aechy Hughes.
Two weeks ago I left Vermont,
To come to this big town, Where the Sanitary Fair
Is doing things up brown; I arrived in Brooklyn one fine morn,
And soon put on my best— And round to the Academy I went,
As a member of the press.
Chorus—Then come, darkeys all,
Unto these sights so rare, For Archy now is all the go,
Since he's been to the Sanitary Fair.
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