Lyrics:James K. Polk (Wax Cylinder)
|James K. Polk (Wax Cylinder)|
|By: They Might Be Giants|
John Linnell: James K. Polk, performed by They Might Be Giants, made at The Edison Laboratory.
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In 1844, the Democrats were split The three nominees for the presidential candidate Were Martin Van Buren A former president and an abolitionist James Buchanan, a moderate Lewis Cass, a general and expansionist From Nashville came a dark horse riding up He was James K. Polk Napoleon of the Stump
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 vote was cast The winner was Mister James K. Polk, our eleventh president Young Hickory, Napoleon of the Stump