Fair and Free Elections
DESCRIPTION: "While some on rights and some on wrongs Prefer their own reflections The people's rights demand our song The right of free elections." In praise of democracy and its good effects. Listeners are urged to "stand by the ballot box"
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (recording, Oscar Brand)
KEYWORDS: political nonballad
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Silber-FSWB, p. 284, "Fair and Free Elections" (1 text)
cf. "Yankee Doodle" (tune) and references there
NOTES: Wonder what the author would have thought of politics, 1990s style. - RBW
Not to mention Florida, 2000? - PJS
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