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Thread #16203   Message #1135789
Posted By: Jim Dixon
13-Mar-04 - 06:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Old Granite State (Campaign Song
Subject: Lyr Add: THE OLD GRANITE STATE (Hutchinson Family)
This seems to be an older version of THE OLD GRANITE STATE than the one in DigiTrad. It doesn't have the verses about Emancipation, and it has a couple of verses the DT doesn't have.

From The Library of Congress American Memory Collection

THE OLD GRANITE STATE
(Hutchinson Family, 1843)

1. We have come from the mountains (3x)
    From the "Old Granite State."
We're a band of brothers (3x)
    And we live among the hills.
With a band of music (3x)
    We are passing 'round the world.

2. We have left our aged parents (3x)
    In the "Old Granite State."
We obtain'd their blessing (3x)
    And we bless them in return.
Good old fashion'd singers, (3x)
    They can make the air resound.

3. We have eight other Brothers,
And of Sisters, just another,
Besides our Father and our Mother,
    In the "Old Granite State."
With our present number,
There are fifteen in the tribe;
Thirteen sons and daughters,
    And their history we bring.

4. Yes, while the air is ringing,
With their wild mountains singing,
We the news to you are bringing
    From the "Old Granite State."
'Tis the tribe of Jesse, (3x)
    And their several names we sing.

5. David, Noah, Andrew, Zephy [Zephaniah],
Caleb, Joshua, Jess, and Benny [Benjamin],
Judson, Rhoda, John, and Asa,
    And Abbe are our names.
We're the sons of Mary,
Of the tribe of Jesse,
And we now address ye
    With our native mountain song.

6. We are all real Yankees, (3x)
    From the "Old Granite State."
And by prudent guessing, (3x)
   We shall whittle through the world.

7. We are all Washingtonians,
Yes, we're all Washingtonians,
Heav'n bless the Washingtonians,
    Of the "Old Granite State."
We are all teetotalers, (3x)
    And have signed the Temp'rance pledge.

8. Now three cheers altogether.
Shout Columbia people ever.
Yankee hearts none can sever,
    In the "Old Sister States."
Like our Sires before us,
We will swell the chorus,
Till the Heavens o'er us
    Shall rebound the loud huzza.

9. Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah! (2x)
Like our Sires before us,
We will swell the chorus,
Till the Heavens o'er us
    Shall rebound the loud huzza.