Old Abe Lincoln Came Out of the Wilderness

DESCRIPTION: "Old Abe Lincoln came out of the wilderness, Out of the wilderness, Out of the wilderness, Old Abe Lincoln came out of the wilderness, Down in Illinois." Possibly related: "Aren't you glad you joined the Republicans... Down in Illinois."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Sandburg)
KEYWORDS: political parody nonballad derivative
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1809 - Birth of Abraham Lincoln in Kentucky . He later moved to Illinois
1860 - The Republicans, looking for a candidate who does not carry much baggage, nominate Lincoln for President. In a four-way race, Lincoln receives 40% of the popular votes and enough electoral votes to be elected President. The result is the Civil War
1864 - Lincoln is re-elected President
1865 - Lincoln assassinated
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Sandburg, p. 168, "Old Abe Lincoln Came Out of the Wilderness" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Silber-CivWarFull, pp. 94-95, "Old Abe Lincoln Came Out of the Wilderness" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-CivWarAbbr, p. 17, "Old Abe Lincoln Came Out of the Wilderness" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 287, "Old Abe Lincoln Came Out of the Wilderness" (1 text)
Thomas-Makin', p. 53, (no title) (1 short text, probably a fragment of a modified version of this song)
Additional: Paul F. Boller, Jr., _Presidential Campaigns_, second revised edition, Oxford University Press, p. 112 (partial text)

Roud #11629
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Old Gray Mare (I) (The Old Gray Horse; The Little Black Bull)" (tune)
cf. "I Wait Upon the Lord" (tune, structure)
File: San168

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