American Old Time Song Lyrics: 43 Go Join Coxeys Army

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Copyright, 1894, by DuBois & Talbot
By O. DuBois.

I suppose you've heard of Coxey
And his army on the tramp;
'Tis composed of various elements,
From the worker to the scamp.
They are marching on to Washington
Our Congressmen to see;
They propose to change existing laws
To suit us all to a T.

Then go join Coxey's army, if you want to see the earth;
In a Pullman car you'll ride, with the doors hung on the side,
If you go join Coxey's army.

They have vowed they ne'er will wash their face
Until their journey's o'er,
And I don't think that they'll wash them then,
For they've not done it much before,
They are going to put out greenbacks
On the monthly installment plan.
If you want your share of whisky or beer,
Jast follow up Coxey's band.

Then go join Coxey's army, get your share of eggs and ham;
They give you toast and quail, or thirty days in jail,
If you go join Coxey's army.

And when, upon their uppers,
They will reach the White House door,
And Cleveland reaches for his gun,
They'll travel on some more;
They'll make them work for all they get,
And, where will Coxey be then­He'll be in the stew, and so will you,
If you follow up Coxey's band.

Then go join Coxey's army, go to Congress with the gang:
They will vole a keg of beer for the dumps that gather there,
If you go join Coxey's army.

Bold warrior Waite, the Governor,
Is setting up a roar:
He has threatened to clean out the government,
Wade up to his knees in gore;
He couldn't raise a corp'rals guard
To carry out his plan;
The people's gone east to march and feast
And follow up Coxey's band.

Then he'd better go and join Coxey's army, be an officer in the line;
He can work his game of bluff, all the farmers' kids can cuff,
Which he can't do with Uncle Sam's army.
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