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7
CAMPAIGN SONG.
Am.—" Villikins and his Dinah."
As Buchanan was walking by the White House, one day, His eyes did roll upwards, and thus he did say, "I'm looking for lodgings, and this is the thing, So I guess I will take it quite early next spring."
Singing, to la la la ral la to ral la la.
Then bowing quite low to the people around, He called them the bravest he ever had found; The South was his darling, the North wTas his pride ; And, in speaking of Kansas, he tenderly sighed— Singing, to la, &c.
'Twas thus he was talking sweet things to the crowd, When the voice of the people rose up clear and loud : ''Here comes John and Jessie, so clear out the way, 'Tis too late in the season for you to make hay." Singing, to la, &c.
"We go for Free Kansas, Free Speech, and Free Press, Our whole rights as Freemen we mean to possess, We want no ' old fogies' their yoke to lay on, So clear out the way for our Jessie and John !" Singing, to la, &c.
Then Buchanan with weeping looked round on the crowd, But, alas ! for his phelinks, they cried very loud : " Make way for brave Fremont ! our hero, make way, You can row up Salt River for Ten Cents a Day.17 Singing, to la, &c.
MORAL.
Now all ye wire-pullers take warning by this, Ere dreaming of gaining political bliss,— Don't knock at the White House, or Uncle Sam's Bin, Though a smart set of ruffians, you cannot come in. Singing, to la, &c.
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