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Whig Girls of 1840

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

TUNE --- "Dan Tucker."

We gain'd the day four years ago
For all the Ladies help'd you know,
And now, they all enlist again,
And go for Clay with might and main.

[Chorus]
So clear the way with your foul party,
Clear the way with your foul party,
Clear the way with your foul party,
For we're the girls of eighteen forty.

While walking out the other day,
I heard a lovely lady say,
That if she had a Loco beau,
She soon would tell him he might go.

[Chorus]

This is the case where'er I've been,
With all the girls that I have seen; ---
No other man will do, they say,
For President but Henry Clay.

[Chorus]

In eighteen forty they, they did do
Their best for "Tip and Tyler too," ---
Throughout our land, each female tongue,
Was heard in praise of Harrison.

[Chorus]

The Locos went there in the field,
And try all arts to make them yield,
And go for Polk, instead of Clay,
But prompt and firm we heard them say,

[Chorus]

The Locos met and Baltimore,
But the girls had seen the Whigs before;
And when they view'd that Loco crowd,
The cried, with voices sweet and loud

[Chorus]

And when they heard the name of Polk
For President, again they spoke;
They tuned their voices up again,
And all united in this strain,

[Chorus]

Then let no Loco ask the hand,
Of any lady in our land,
For ten to one she'll be for Clay,
And then in thunder tones she'll say,

[Chorus]

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