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Thread #82632   Message #1514131
Posted By: Abby Sale
02-Jul-05 - 08:36 AM
Thread Name: happy? - July 2 (Guiteau shot Garfield)
Subject: happy? - July 2
Charles Guiteau shot President Garfield on 7/2/1881 (Garfield died 9/19).

        O, they tell me Mr Garfield been shot down, shot down,
        He's feeling mighty low;
        They tell me Mr Garfield been shot.

                "Mr Garfield," BL Lunsford on Library of Congress recording, Songs and
                 Ballads of American History and of the Assassination of Presidents
, 1952
                 and also Art Thieme, On the Wilderness Trail, Folk-Legacy, 1986

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