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High Old Abe Shall Win

Songs performed by: Valerie Gordon, Michael Pokorny, Spencer Savoie, and Mark Travis.
Quartette.
Words by G. W. B.
Arranged by Henry Tucker

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1. Hurrah! hurrah! did you hear the news?
At Baltimore they got the blues,
Because our leader is the best,
And tallest man in all the west.

[Semi Chorus]
Then dance freemen dance,
O, dance freemen dance,
We'll dance all night till broad daylight
To the polls with a vote in the morning.

[Full Chorus]
"High old Abe," shall win,
Split the rails and fence them in,
"High Old Abe shall win,"
Split their rails and fence them in.

2. Now in their ranks at last they found,
A man whose coat tail sweeps the ground,
They tried to put him up in vain,
For we shall put him down again.

[Semi Chorus]
Then dance freemen dance,
O, dance freemen dance,
We'll dance all night till broad daylight
To the polls with a vote in the morning.

[Full Chorus]
"High old Abe," shall win,
Split the rails and fence them in,
"High Old Abe shall win,"
Split their rails and fence them in.

3. They had a fight at Baltimore,
Pitched in, pulled hair, and coat - tails tore,
Broke down their platform planks and beams,
And shook the rafters with their screams.

[Semi Chorus]
Then dance freemen dance,
O, dance freemen dance,
We'll dance all night till broad daylight
To the polls with a vote in the morning.

[Full Chorus]
"High old Abe," shall win,
Split the rails and fence them in,
"High Old Abe shall win,"
Split their rails and fence them in.

4. The South's too hot, the North's too cold,
The turn too new, the trick too old,
For Democrats to win the day
By nominating Stephen A.
Chorus. -- Then dance, &c.

5. If let alone they'll beat themselves,
And lay their candidates on shelves,
And leave them there alone to dry,
So poor old horses let them die.
Chorus. -- Then dance, &c.