Du Dah Mormon Song, The

DESCRIPTION: Clearly to the tune of "Camptown Races": "Seven hundred wagons are on the way, Du dah! THeir cattle are many, so they say, Du dah! Du dah day!" Uncle Same is sending a "Missouri ass" to govern Utah. The Mormons will defeat the invader Harney
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1948 (Hubbard)
KEYWORDS: derivative war
1857 - Mounting of the Mormon Expedition/Mormon War/Utah War
1880-1889 - Life of William S. Harney, who was the original commander of the Mormon Expedition but was later replaced by Albert Sidney Johnston
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hubbard,#236, "The Du Dah Mormon Song" (1 text)
Roud #10838
cf. "Camptown Races" (tune) and references there
NOTES [50 words]: The reference to General Harney as a "squaw-killed" is a reference to his victory over the Dakota Indians at the battle of Sand Hill. His mention in this song is surprising; his involvement in the Utah expedition was so brief that his Dictionary of American Bioigraphy entry doesn't even mention it. - RBW
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File: Hubb236

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