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Thread #59418   Message #3887617
Posted By: Donuel
08-Nov-17 - 07:49 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
1840 Fair and Free Elections

sung to Yankee Doodle





While some on rights and some on wrongs
Prefer their own reflections,
The people's right's demand our song
-- The right of free elections.

For government and order's sake
And law's important sections,
Let's all stand by the ballot box
For freedom of elections.

Refrain:
Law and order be the stake
With freedom and protection,
Let all stand by the ballot box
For fair and free elections.

Each town and county's zeal and peace
Its trade and all connections,
With science, arts must all increase
By fair and free elections

Then thwart the schemes of fighting lands
And traitor disaffections,
Stand up with willing heart and hands
For fair and free elections.

Should enemies beset us round
Of foreign fierce complexions,
Undaunted we can stand our ground
Upheld by free elections.

Elections are to make us laws
For trade, peace and protection,
Who hacks the vote forsakes the cause
Of fair and free elections.


found with the help of Oscar Brand