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|
|first played||December 6, 2017 (1 known performances)|
|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.
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Tippecanoe And Tyler Too is currently ranked #237 out of 845. (40 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.58)