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Drew, Thomas, compiler. 'Fremont and Dayton' in 'The Campaign of 1856. Fremont Songs for the People. Original and Selected.' . Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1856. [format: book], [genre: song]. Permission: Chicago Historical Society
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=fremont14.html


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Fremont and Dayton

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AIR -- O, what has caused this great commotion.

WHAT has caused this great commotion, motion,motion,
The country through?
It is the ball a rolling on
For Col. Fremont and Dayton, too,
For Col. Fremont and Dayton, too,
And with them we'll beat old Buchan!
We should, will and can, --
And with them we'll beat old Buchan!

Fremont first raised the American flag, flag, flag,
On Pacific coast,
And "engineerred" free mining there,
While our Dayton was in the Senate true --
Then hurrah for Fremont and Dayton, too,
And with them we'll beat old Buchan!
We should, will, and can, --
And with them we'll beat old Buchan!

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We'll make a way for kansas free, free, free,
To join the States;
And this we mean to put right through
By choosing Fremont and Dayton, too,
By choosing Fremont and Dayton, too;
And with them we'll beat old Buchan!
We should, will and can --
And with them we'll beat old Buchan!

At last it's found there is a North, North, North,
Who'll right her wrongs,
And carry freedom o'er the West,
With col. Fremont and Dayton, too,
With Col. Fremont and Dayton, too;
And with them we'll beat old Buchan!
We should, will and can, --
And with them we'll beat old Buchan!
We do not mean Buck's Ostend brags, brags, brags,
Shall kick up war;
We'll keep our Union's honor bright,
By dealing justly in all we do,
With Col. Fremont and Dayton, too;
And with them we'll beat old Buchan!
We should, we will, we can, --
And with them we'll beat old Buchan!
We warn that Mormon's Gov'nor Brigham, Brigham, Brigham,
he must step out!
he cannot say,"I'll take my time,"
To col. Fremont and Dayton too;
For they will be sure to put him through;
And with them we'll beat old Buchan!
We should , we will, we can-
And with them we'll beat old Buchan!

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Though Fremont fled with Benton's daughter, daughter, daughter,
His "Jessie" fair,
If she told him to, what could he do?
I really don't know -- do you? do you?
Then hurrah for Fremont and Jessie, too,
And with them we'll beat the bach'lor man!
We should, we will, we can, --
And with them we'll beat old Buchan!
Hurrah for men, speech, press, land -- all free, free, free,
Our platform broad;
"We're Americans, republicans all;"
With cause so just, we'll our Union perfect;
Fremont and Dayton we're bound to elect;
And with them we'll beat old Buchan!
We must, we will, we can, --
And turn out the tyrant Pierce clan!

Yes, rout the whole gang, from Douglas to Brooks, Brooks, Brooks,
Who'd "subdue" with canes;
And this is our ticket to do it:
Fremont for President, Dayton for Vice;
They'll accomplish the job in a trice;
And with them we'll beat old Buchan!
We can, we can, we can, --
And with them we'll beat old Buchan!

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Drew, Thomas, compiler. 'Fremont and Dayton' in 'The Campaign of 1856. Fremont Songs for the People. Original and Selected.' . Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1856. [format: book], [genre: song]. Permission: Chicago Historical Society
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=fremont14.html
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