Overtures from Richmond

DESCRIPTION: "'Well, Uncle Sam,' says Jefferson D., Lilliburlero, old Uncle Sam, You'll have to join my Confed'racy...." The Confederates make demands for money, recognition, slavery, absolute power, and rewritten histories. Uncle Sam rejects the terms
AUTHOR: Words: Francis J. Child
EARLIEST DATE: 1863 (F. J. Child, War Songs for Freemen, according to Silber-CivWarFull)
KEYWORDS: Civilwar political parody nonballad derivative
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Silber-CivWarFull, pp. 335-337, "Overtures from Richmond" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-CivWarAbbr, pp. 46-47, "Overtures from Richmond" (1 text, 1 tune)

cf. "Lilliburlero" (structure, tune)
File: SCW46

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