Tippecanoe And Tyler Too

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song name Tippecanoe and Tyler Too
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Future Soundtrack For America, Venue Songs, Podcast 1A, Podcast 36A
year 2004
run time 1:38
sung by John Flansburgh


  • A song that uses actual campaign song lyrics from the Tippecanoe and Tyler Too campaign for William Henry Harrison and John Tyler in the U.S. Presidential election of 1840.
  • "It was the campaign song that invented the campaign song," Flansburgh explains. "I was interested in it because it's a great song, but historically, [through] the little bit of research I've done, I got the impression that it was the 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' of campaign songs."
  • "Little Van" refers to Martin Van Buren, Harrison's opponent and sitting president who lost his bid for re-election.

Song Themes

Drinking, History, People (Real), Presidents, Questions, Real Estate, TMBG Remakes, Water


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