Things Aint Now as They Used to Be.

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TUNE — "The good old days of Adam and of Eve."

Things aint now as they used to was been,
Folks aint now as they used to have been,
In the good old days when Matty Van
Ruled over the land like a fearless man;
And his mighty rule no one denied,
Oh then was the time of the Locos pride;
Oh dear, oh, they mourn and grieve
For the good old days of Adam and of Eve.

Things don't go as they used to go then,
When the honest Whigs were lying low then,
And when every State for General Jackson,
Was bringing an army of troops into action;
But now they are leaving foxy Martin,
And all for HARRISON are starting.
Oh Martin mourns and Martin grieves
For the good old days of Adam and of Eve.

Folks do n't vote now as they used to vote then,
Folks do n't talk now as they used to talk then,
When the people followed the General's feather
Like a flock of sheep the old bell weather;
And you might as well dam the river wide,
As try to stop the Hickory tide;
Oh dear, oh, the Loco's grieve
For the good old days of Adam and of Eve.

Folks don't bet now as they used to be then,
Folks don't brag now as they used to brag then,
When in every State it was clear and sartin
That a large majority would go for Martin;
But now they think it is pretty plain,
They will hold Missouri and may get Maine;
Oh dear, oh, they mourn and grieve
For the good old days of Adam and of Eve.

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Things aint now as they used to was been,
Men aint now as they used to have been;
They see that the writings upon the wall
A certain man to his cabbages call;
They see that the Farmer is pressing on,
And they give their votes for him every one.
Martin mourns and Martin grieves
For the good old days of Adam and of Eve.

Rogues aint now as they used to was been,
Demagogues change for what they have been;
They shake in their shoes when they hear the clatter
Of HARRISON'S name, and cry what's the matter?
Oh, 't is only the creak of the rope we are tying,
To hang you all up, to be done with your crying,
And then you'll mourn and then you'll grieve
For the good old days of Adam and of Eve.