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Come to the Contest

Song performed by: Jason Schreiber (vocals) and Tara Dirst (banjo). Recording engineer: Matt Dotson.

Tune: "The Old Oaken Bucket."

Come on to the contest -- the call is loud ringing;
Each son of the Keystone the call is to you;
The foe all his forces to action is bringing,
The battle-field soon will arise to your view.
Then say, are you ready, and wait to receive it,
The shock which the Freeman must shortly repel;
Right onward! Your aid! Every true son will give it,
And vote for the Farmer that worked the farm well.
The hard-fisted Farmer,
The honest old Farmer!
We go for the Farmer that's worked the farm well!

We want no new workmen-no experimenting
On the blood-hallowed spot where our forefathers fought;
We'll keep the old path, and there'll be no repenting,
And we'll ever remember good lessons when taught
Then away in your pride, for the Farmer presiding,
Let the note of approval in loud concert swell,
And his foes may in vain still persist in deriding,
We'll vote for the Farmer that's worked the farm well!
The hard-fisted Farmer,
The honest old Farmer!
We go for the Farmer that's worked the farm well!

Van Buren and Porter in vain with their legions
Would vanquish the free in the land of their birth,
And they'll hear in loud thunder that these are the regions
Where no tribute is paid save the tribute to worth!
That tribute is due, and we're going to pay it,
And soon shall they hear the glad triumph-tone swell!
On the ninth of October, we'll no longer delay it,
But vote for the Farmer that's worked the farm well!
The hard-fisted Farmer,
The honest old Farmer!
We'll vote for the Farmer that's worked the farm well!