Independent Broom, The

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, say did you ever in years long gone by, When you bachelor's hall were so lonesomely keeping, To sweep with an old lopsided broom try?" For 24 years there has been no new broom (political party). "The broom Independent" will sweep the state
AUTHOR: Words: Luna E. (Mrs. J. T.) Kellie (1857-1940)
EARLIEST DATE: 1890 (Farmer's Alliance, September 6, 1890 edition, according to Welsch)
KEYWORDS: poverty derivative political
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Welsch, pp. 64-65, "The Independent Broom" (1 text, tune referenced)
ADDITIONAL: Nebraska Folklore, Pamphlet Eighteen, "Farmers' Alliance Songs of the 1890's," Federal Writers' Project, 1938, p. 12, "The Independent Broom" (1 text)

cf. "The Star-Spangled Banner" (tune)
NOTES [12 words]: For background on Luna Kellie, see the notes to "Marching for Freedom." - RBW
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File: Wels064

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