Tippecanoe

DESCRIPTION: "A bumper around now, my hearties, I'll sing you a song that is new; I'll please to the buttons all parties And sing of Old Tippecanoe." The singer details the history of Tippecanoe, and declares, "Bid Martin Van Buren adieu."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1840 (Tippecanoe Song-Book)
KEYWORDS: political nonballad derivative
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Dec 2, 1840 - William Henry Harrison defeats Martin Van Buren
Mar 4, 1841 - Harrison (the first Whig to be elected President) is inaugurated. He gives a rambling inaugural address in a rainstorm and catches cold
April 4, 1841 - Harrison dies of pneumonia, making him the first president to fail to complete his term. After some hesitation, Vice President John Tyler is allowed to succeed as President
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownIII 397, "Tippecanoe" (1 text)
Roud #6950
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Rosin the Beau" (tune) and references there
cf. "Old Tippecanoe" (subject)
cf. "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" (subject)
cf. "Harrison Campaign Song" (subject)
NOTES: For details on the (thoroughly dirty) 1840 Presidential campaign, and the purely false picture it drew of William Henry Harrison, see the notes to "Old Tippecanoe." - RBW
File: Be3397

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