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No. 19 - Election Chorus, Couplets and Ensemble

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Chorus: Whatsoever may be won
In this afternoon's elections,
Let us think of Washington!
Square and straight is Washington!
Gives no place to his connections,
Though that's usually done!
Whatsoever may be won
In this afternoon's elections,
Let us think of Washington,
George Washington!
Girls: Lo! your colours, on to glory,
Whether you be Whig or Tory!
Early and often vote,
Let that be your key(note!)
Men: Early and oft we'll vote!
Blue or yellow, on to glory,
Whether we be Whig or Tory!
Early and oft we'll vote,
That's our keynote!
No more ruled by prince or king,
Not ruled by prince or king,
All: Great Washington we sing, now we sing!
Whatsoever may be won
In this afternoon's elections,
Let us think of Washington!
Square and straight is Washington!
Gives no place to his connections,
Though that's usually done!
Whatsoever may be won
In this afternoon's elections,
Let us think of Washington,
George Washington!
   
Katrina: Ladies cannot sit in Congress, true!
But at least we rule o'er them that do,
Office seekers, make no fuss,
Come and pay your court to us;
Government? 'Tis we! As you will see!
Girls: Ladies cannot sit in Congress, true!
But at least we rule o'er them that do,
Office seekers, make no fuss,
Come and pay your court to us;
Government? 'Tis we! As you will see!
Men: Pure love of country inspires us,
No thought of interest fires us,
But if a berth you see
In Customs, or may be,
Postmastership, remember me!
Chorus: Ladies cannot sit in Congress, true!
But at least we rule o'er them that do,
Office seekers, make no fuss,
Come and pay your court to us;
Government? 'Tis we! As you will see!
Girls: Vote ye then for whom you will,
Congress men are puppets still!
Elect the man of your desires,
We'll pull the wires!
All: Vote ye then for whom you will,
Congress men are puppets still!
Elect the man of your desires,
We still will pull, yes, pull the wires!
Still we'll pull, yes, pull the wires!
Whatsoever may be won
In this afternoon's elections,
Let us think of Washington!
Square and straight is Washington!
Gives no place to his connections,
Though that's usually done!
Whatsoever may be won
In this afternoon's elections,
Let us think of Washington,
George Washington!

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