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He stood bareheaded in the sun, he swung his hat and
cane, And screamed aloud with all his might, " Have you
heard the news from Maine Vs
Chorus.—O, old fogies, come listen once again,
And I will tell the pleasant news, the glorious news from Maine.
There gathered round a jolly crowd, their mouths wide
open stood, And each despatch he read aloud, and all pronounced
them good ; The first was written thus, my boys : " Fremont is on
the gain, The pine tree State is all aglow, hurrah, hurrah for
Maine !"
Despatches then came thick and fast, our ears all heard
with wonder, We all exclaimed, " this can be naught but the genuine
thunder;" And still they came, " the wind blows hard, the storm
it still increases ; The slavo-Demo-cratic hulk has struck and gone to
Sam Wells astride a rotten plank, is drifting out to sea,
And Farley, in the surf, exclaims " the devil will get me."
Dave Bronson walking on the deck, at the first shock was floored—
Geo. Evans seized a jug of rum and rushed right over­board.
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