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Am.-' Blue Tail Fly.
There's many a blustering, swaggering knave, To Congress sent, the South to save, But the blackest name, upon the books, Is that of bully Preston Brooks, Chorus.—Then Bully brag on, we don't care,
Then Bully brag on, we don't care,
Then Bully brag on, we don't care,
You're sure to run away.
Oh ! should you go at any time,
To South Carolina's sultry clime,
Be careful of her shades and nooks,
For 'tis the home of Bully Brooks. (Chorus.)
For Bully lies in wait, you know, And in the back he deals his blow ; He takes the time, when no one looks, A rare assassin, Bully Brooks. (Chorus.)
He took poor Sumner unprepared, The only way in which he dared ; But Burlingame his mutton cooks, And a feather white, wears Bully Brooks. (Chorus.)
Said he "I've often heard them.tell,
That Anson always rings the bell;
And I prefer policemen's hooks,
To rifle balls," says Bully Brooks. (Chorus.)
There's Toombs, has promised, that he will
Call his roll of Slaves on Bunker Hill;
But Burlingame, at Niagara's fall,
Your name without response did call. (Chorus.)
Your chivalry can run no risk,                                      It stands upon a trifle ;                                                 
You'll strike a man behind his desk,                                   <
But notbehind his rifle. (Chorus.)
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