Cheer, Boys, Cheer (III -- New Zealand)

DESCRIPTION: "Cheer, boys, cheer, the polling day's before us, Head of the poll we'll have our hero brave... Cheer, boys, cheer, we'll crush the Wakefield faction... Cheer, boys, cheer, for gallant Featherston." "May God defend the right"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1858 (Wellington _Independent_, according to Bailey/Roth-NZ)
KEYWORDS: political New Zealand nonballad
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1858 - election pitting radical Ashton St Hill against incumbent Isaac Featherston in the contest for Superintendent of Wellington province. Featherston was re-elected (source: Bailey/Roth-NZ)
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Bailey/Roth-NZ, p. 25, "Cheer, Boys, Cheer" (1 text)
NOTES [17 words]: Said to be to the tune of "Cheer, Boys, Cheer," but it's not clear which song of that name is meant. - RBW
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File: BaRo025

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