TMBG In 4 Chords/James K. Polk

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James K Polk
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Intro: G, D, G, C, G, D, G, C

    G D      G   C          G    D  G  C
In 1844, the Democrats were split
    G         D            G            C    G   D  G  C
The three nominees for the presidential candidate
     G          D        G           C           G  C    D
Were Martin Van Buren, a former president and an abolitionist
         G        C    D
James Buchanan, a moderate
       G      C       D     C      A
Lewis Cass, a general and expansionist
     G         C      G          C      D
From Nashville came a dark horse riding up
        G       Em      C      D      G    C   G  D
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 poll was cast, the winner was
Mister James K. Polk, Napoleon of the Stump

Instrumental: Played the same as the verses

In four short years he met his every goal
He seized the whole southwest from Mexico
Made sure the tariffs 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
       G        Em          C      D     A
Mister James K. Polk, our eleventh president
      G    Em     C     D      G    C  G
Young Hickory, Napoleon of the Stump

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