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Thread #13592   Message #112546
Posted By: paddymac
08-Sep-99 - 03:26 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Rosin the Beau parodies
Subject: Rosin the Beau Parodies
I'm interested in trying to develop a list of parodies written to the tune used in "Old Rosin The Beau". My search of the DT and Forum threads turned up the following: Old Rosin the Beau (allegedly first published in the US in 1838, but very likey much older); Lincoln & Liberty, Too; Down In the Willow Garden (although the lyrics posted don't seem to be a good fit to the tune); The Ancient & Old Irish Condom; Old Settlers' Song (WA state song); Acres of Clams (by Charlie King); The Catalpa; He's The Man For Me; Men of the West; and apparently a west-coast version also called Acres of Clams.

I've found references that it was used for at least 4 different political campaigns, including Lincoln, Clay, and Grant. Lincoln's version is noted above. The "He's the Man For Me" is likely one of them, but no idea whose.

The tune was also used for "The Boys of Kilmichael".

I would be appreciative of anyone who might be able to expand this list, especially if they can post lyrics.