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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
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.