Get out the way, Old Buchanan

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TUNE -- Old Dan Tucker

OLD Buchanan has got home,
Never more away to roam;
Says he'll take the White Ouse chair,
If our votes will put him there.
Get out of the way, old Buchanan,
With the platform that you stan' on.

Says, that for that handsome thing
Blessings on us he will bring,
In the shape of shining niggers
For our waiters and our diggers!
Get out of the way, &c.

Says, he'll use the nation's treasure,
And take Cuba at his leisure,
With or without Spain's consent, sir,
And old Don must be content, sir.
Get out of the way, &c.

Says, that island, with its slaves
And its bull-cock-fighting knaves,
Must be part of our slave nation,
If he gets the situation!
Get out of the way, &c.

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Says, he'll stop, throughout the nation,
The old slavery "agitation;"
If one talks against the system,
He'll have Brooks brought out to fist him!
Get out of the way, &c.

Says, it is no more than justice
To sustain the fillibusters
In the slave regeneration
Of the Nicaragua nation!
Get out of the way,&c.

Says, that equal pay for labor,
Each, incommon with his neighbor,
Should receive, throughout the earth, sir,
And ten cents a day 't is worth, sir!
Get out of the way, &c.

Tells the old deceitful story
'Bout the nation's territory;
Means the ruffians aye shall hold it,
To whom Pierce adn Douglas sold it.
Get out of the way, &c.

A dusky democratic skin
Hides a mighty deal of sin,
Flowing in old federal veins,
And no penknife ever stains!
Get out of the way, &c.

Say no more to us, Buchanan!
We know all the planks you stan' on;
A tyrant's platform and a doughface
In the White House shall have no place.
Get out of the way, &c.

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Get out of the way! Fremont's coming!
In the distance see him looming!
See the Bucks on each side scatter,
While they know not what's the matter.
Get out of the way, &c.

See, Fremont is in the chair!
Glorious sight to see him there!
Freemen shout! the hero conquers!
Gasping lies the chief of hunkers.
Get out of the way, Old Buchanan,
With the platform that you stan' on.