LINCOLN AND LIBERTY (trad./JESSE HUTCHINSON) (1860)
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It is a captivating tune of Irish origin introduced in the 1830's as a rolicking drinking song.
As the tune of "Lincoln and Liberty," it was popular in the campaign of 1860. In this song the word "Suckers" refers to the natives of Illinois.
William R. Ward (ed.), The American Bicentennial Songbook, Volume 1: 1770-1870s, New York, NY, 1975, pp. 163.

Lyrics as reprinted ibid., pp. 166 (in italics) and in liner notes for "Chants de la Guerre de Secession", Folkways/Le Chant du Monde (French edition), 1960s, as performed by Pete Seeger and attributed to Jesse Hutchinson, 1860.
Tune used for THE ALMANAC SINGERS, "TEHRAN AND ROOSEVELT," 1942.

Hurrah for the choice of the nation!
Our chieftain so brave and so true;
We'll go for the great reformation --
For Lincoln and Liberty, too!

We'll go for the son of Kentucky
The hero of Hoosierdom through;
The pride of the Suckers so lucky
For Lincoln and Liberty, too.

Then up with our banner so glorious,
The star-spangled red, white, and blue,
We'll fight till our cause is victorious,
For Lincoln and Liberty, too.

They'll find what by felling and mauling,
Our railmaker statesman can do;
For the people are everywhere calling
For Lincoln and Liberty, too.

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