Guitar Tab:James K. Polk

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James K. Polk
By: [[They Might Be Giants

|Album = [[Factory Showroom]] |Run Time = 3:04 |Sung By = John Linnell |Year = 1996 }}]]

Key: C Major
Year: [[:Category:Songs Released In 1996

}}|1996 }}]]

Tabbed By: Eli McIlveen
 1    +    2    +    3    +    4    +    1    +    2    +    3    +    4    +

 [Convention: each chord is two beats/half a measure.
  A dash indicates that the chord is held for another two beats.
  A note in brackets following a chord indicates that the note
  is played by the bass against the chord.]

 1.
 |:   C            G(B)       C  F(A)         C  G  C  F  :|
 In eighteen forty-four, the Democrats were split
 The three nominees for the presidential candidate
      C          G        C           F          C   F    G  -
 Were Martin Van Buren, a former president and an abolitionist
         C         F   G   -
 James Buchanan, a moderate
       C       F       G     Am    D   D(C)  D(B)  D(A)
 Lewis Cass, a general and expansionist
      C         F      C          F     G  -  -  -
 From Nashville came a dark horse riding up
        C        Am      F      G      C    F  C  G
 He was James K. Polk, Napoleon of the Stump

 2.
 Austere, severe, he held few people dear
 His oratory filled his foes with fear
 The factions soon agreed
 He's just the man we need
 To bring about victory
 Fulfill our manifest destiny
 And annex the land the Mexicans command
 And when the votes were cast the winner was
 Mister James K. Polk, Napoleon of the Stump

 Instrumental:
 C  G  C  F     C  F  G  -
 C  F  G  -
 C  F  G  Am    D  D(C)  D(B)  D(A)
 C  F  C  F     G  -  -  -
 C  Am F  G     C  F  C  G

 3.
 In four short years he'd met his every goal
 He seized the whole southwest from Mexico
 Made sure the tarriffs fell
 And made the English sell the Oregon territory
 He built an independent treasury
 Having done all this he sought no second term
 But precious few have mourned the passing of
        C        Am        F        G    D7  -  E  -
 Mister James K. Polk, our eleventh president
       Am    F     Dm    G       C
 Young Hickory, Napoleon of the Stump



Singing Saw on Guitar
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