DESCRIPTION: "Old Sam, you haven't got a man (x3) That wouldn't follow old Hayes's band. Better pay your taxes early in the morning, Better pay your taxes early in the day, Better pay your taxes early in the morning, And follow old Hayes's band."
EARLIEST DATE: 1876 (Helmick's Republican Campaign Songster, according to Grimes-StoriesFromTheAnneGrimesCollection)
KEYWORDS: political nonballad
1876 - The Hayes/Tilden election. Samuel Tilden certainly won the largest share of the popular vote, and probably should have won the Electoral College as well, but Republican maneuverings resulted in Rutherford B. Hayes becoming President
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Grimes-StoriesFromTheAnneGrimesCollection, p. 76, "Hayes Campaign Song" (1 text)
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