All political and presidential campaigns were celebrated in song in the earlier days of our country. However, it would be difficult to list local candidates and their glorifications, and we doubt whether they would be of particular interest, other than as curiosities. For Presidential songs, reference should be made to the PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES group earlier in the book. All candidates were either ridiculed, or lauded, and many very interesting sheets with pictorial covers associated with these campaigns will be found.
* CAPITOL QUICK STEP, THE. Henry Prentiss. Boston. 1844 Composed and arranged for the Piano Forte By William C. Glynn. Respectfully dedicated to The Hon. Henry Clay of Kentucky. Price 25 cts. nett. Lith: Bouve & Sharp. [n. art.] 4 pp., p. 4 blank. Plate Mark 405. Lower margin p. 3: J. Blake, Engr.
Illustration: Henry Clay on horseback, top hat in hand.
*[ CLAY'S QUICK STEP.] Oliver Ditson. Boston. 1842 Lith. Thayer & Co. [n. art.] 4 pp., p. 4 blank.
Illustration: Portrait of Henry Clay, Autograph H. Clay underneath.
* FARMER OF NORTH BEND, THE.
Charles T. Geslain. New York. 1840 A Very Popular Whig Song. Respectfully Dedicated to the Log Cabin Association of the United States. By The Publisher. Pr. 50 Cts. [n. lith. n. art.] 6 pp., pp. 2 and 6 blank; pp. 3, 4, 5 incorrectly numbered.
Illustration: "The Patriots Home," showing Harrison's log cabin birthplace on the Wabash. Man standing to right of doorway of cabin; horse, buggy and driver passing. Background: trees, and steamer in the river.
* FREEMEN'S QUICK STEP. Parker & Ditson. Boston. 1840 As performed on the "Glorious 10th of September" Composed and dedicated to the Delegates To The Bunker-Hill Whig Convention of 1840. By George Hews. 25 cts. nett. Sketched on the spot by W. Sharp. Lith: Sharp, Michelin & Co. 4 pp., p. 4 blank. Cover printed sideways.
Remarks: "As this print will remain long after all who beheld the brilliant spectacle shall have passed away, it may not be amiss to stamp upon it the interesting fact, that on this same "10th of September" a Fair was held by Ladies in the City
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Publication information: Book title: Early American Sheet Music:Its Lure and Its Lore, 1768-1889. Contributors: Harry Dichter - Author, Elliott Shapiro - Author. Publisher: R.R. Bowker Co.. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1941. Page number: 60.
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