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Thread #8009   Message #4174499
Posted By: Lighter
13-Jun-23 - 09:25 PM
Thread Name: 'Wild Goose Shanty (Ranzo)' background
Subject: RE: 'Wild Goose Shanty (Ranzo)' background
The Evening News (Supplement) (Sydney, N.S.W.) (Feb. 4, 1893), p. 1:

"'General Jackson' was a favorite in American ships [many years ago]....

"Old 'Hickory' Jackson was a man that never stood at trifles,
       Ranzo, ranzo, ray - hooray!
At New Orleans John Bull got beans from old Kentucky rifles,
       Ranzo, ranzo, ray - hooray!"

The Independent (Lincoln, Neb.) (Apr. 25, 1901):

"The first presidential election we remember was that of General Jackson's second election in 1832....We remember one stanza of a song they sang:

'Suppose you all heard of the battle of New Orleans
Where our General Jackson gave the British beans.
There the Yankee boys did the job so slick,
Caught old Jackingahm [sic] and rode him up a crick.'"