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Box 4265.001


Contains 1 Collection or Record:

"Poor Billy Bryan" Lyrics, circa 1896

 File — Box: 4265.001, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents This file contains the handwritten lyrics to a song about "Poor Billy Bryan," a "young demagogue" who intends to run for president as a Democrat against "McKinley." Notes at the top indicate that it is written "in the negro dialect" and is to be sung to the tune of "Old Uncle Ned." The narrators of the song do not support Bryan, saying that "as president to trust him we's [sic] afraid" and declaring they will vote for McKinley of Ohio, who, they sing, "will guard us in our rights by all his...
Dates: circa 1896