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Scott Soup For The Million

Song performed by: Dean Potter, Leslie Beukelman (vocals) and Tara Dirst (banjo). Recording engineer: Matt Dotson.

Scott Soup for the Million.

TUNE --- OLD DAN TUCKER.

We are going to make a pot of soup,
To satisfy a big Scott troup
Of men who fight and never fly,
But stand their ground until they die.

Out of the way you Pierce and King,
Out of the way you Pierce and King,
Out of the way you Pierce and King,
Our new Scott soup is just the thing.

We'll fill our pot with goodly things,
To ward off Democratic stings;
And first of all we will not feign
To give the battle of Lundy's Lane.

Out of the way you Pierce and King, &c.

The next ingredient for our pot,
As good as any we have got,
Is old Fort George, of which we brag,
Where Scott tore down the British flag.

Out of the way you Pierce and King, &c.

And now we come to take for use
A corner piece of Vera cruz;
And for our use we'll have a speck
Away from old Chepultepec.

Out of the way you Pierce and King, &c.

The next good chance that we have got
To put a mixture in our pot,
Is just to take up Mexico,
And give it wholesale as we go.

Out of the way you Pierce and King, &c.

There's other things that we have got
To make a bowl of soup for Scott;
For forty years the Hero stood,
And fought to do his country good.

Out of the way you Pierce and King, &c.

Whoever wants a bowl of soup,
Will not be treated like a dupe,
If he will call on General Scott,
President of the Public Pot.

Out of the way you Pierce and King,
Out of the way you Pierce and King,
Out of the way you Pierce and King,
Our new Scott soup is just the thing.