DESCRIPTION: "The election now is over, Now, men, you all know well, The Democrats done the best they could But the Republicans gave them -- Hallelujah (chorus)." Each verse leads you to expect a word, then zips in the chorus instead
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (recording, Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers)
KEYWORDS: humorous nonballad political lie Hell wordplay
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 421, "Old Lyda Zip Coon" (1 text)
Roud #7632
Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers, "George Washington" (Victor 21469, 1928)
cf. "Johnny Fell Down in the Bucket" (technique)
cf. "Hopalong Peter" (technique)
cf. "Teasing Songs" (technique)
cf. "Old Zip Coon (II)" (technique)
NOTES [52 words]: Like "Johnny Fell Down in the Bucket," this is one of those "hidden word" songs -- the verse leads you to expect the last word, which is usually not fit for polite company. But instead of saying the word, it breaks off into the chorus (which in this case starts with "Hallelujah," though the rest may vary). - RBW
File: R421

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