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Lincoln and Liberty

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About Lincoln and Liberty

At the 1860 Republican convention in Chicago, Abraham Lincoln won his party's nomination for president of the United States. In 19 th century America, hardly a presidential candidate won an election without having his name linked to liberty in a song. Jesse Hutchinson, Jr., of New Hampshire's famous Hutchinson Family Singers, wrote the lyrics to Lincoln and Liberty and set them to the tune of Rosin the Bow , an Irish melody that is one of the most parodied in folk music. The Hutchinson Family Singers traveled the country singing anti-slavery and pro-Union songs, frequently at Lincoln's campaign appearances, and later, in the White House.

Lincoln and Liberty became Lincoln's official campaign song in 1860 and was published in the book The Hutchinson's Republican Songster , which was used at rallies everywhere.

(see Songs in the Life of Abraham Lincoln: Ballad of America Volume 3
for additional notes on this song)

Lyrics to Lincoln and Liberty

Lincoln and Liberty

Hurrah for the choice of the nation
Our chieftain so brave and so true
We'll go for the great reformation
For Lincoln and liberty, too

We'll go for the son of Kentucky
The hero of Hoosierdom through
The pride of the Suckers, so lucky
For Lincoln and liberty, too

They'll find what by felling and mauling
Our rail-maker statesman can do
For the people are everywhere calling
For Lincoln and liberty, too

Then up with the banner so glorious
The star-spangled red, white and blue
We'll fight 'til our banner's victorious
For Lincoln and liberty, too

Our David's good sling is unerring
The Slavocrat's giant he slew
Then shout for the freedom preferring
For Lincoln and liberty, too

We'll go for the son of Kentucky
The hero of Hoosierdom through
The pride of the Suckers, so lucky
For Lincoln and liberty, too

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Compact Disc with Lincoln and Liberty

This song is available on the compact disc:
Ballad of America Volume 3: Songs in the Life of Abraham Lincoln
Dixie's Land is on the album Ballad of America Volume 3: Songs in the Life of Abraham Lincoln

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