Dieu du Liberal, Le (The Idol of His Party)

DESCRIPTION: Canadian French. "Peuple, ecoutez devotement, Un recit bien interessant." Listeners are asked to hear the tale of "A famous Doctor friend of ours," who, although "a great blockhead," goes into politics. Despite their loathing, he becomes an M.P>
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (MacLeod)
KEYWORDS: political nonballad Canada
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1840-1896 - Life of Sir John Christian Schultz, M.P 1871-1882, Senator 1882-1888, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba 1888-1895. Although the "Doctor" of the song is unnamed, MacLeod is certain it refers to Schultz (who, although he called himself a doctor, never graduated medical school, according to Wikipedia)
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Macleod, #10, pp. 60-66, "The Idol of His Party" (1 French text plus English translation, 1 tune)
File: Macl10

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