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
first played December 6, 2017 (1 known performances)
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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