The Union Wagon

Title

The Union Wagon

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885
Slaves --Emancipation
Hutchinson, J. J. (Judson, Joseph) 1817-1865
Sheet music
American Civil War ( 1861-1865)
Hutchinson family
Hutchinson, Asa B. (Asa Burnham), 1823-1884

Description

The Hutchinson Family was one of the most popular American singing groups of the nineteeth century. By the 1860s, the singers split into separate groups or "tribes" headed by two of the original four brothers.

This song praises the victory of the Union from secession to the war's end. It honors Lincoln, Union soliders, Ulysses S. Grant, and Emanciptation.

Creator

Hutchinson, J. J. (Judson Joseph) and Hutchinson, Asa

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1866

Contributor

Oliver Ditson & Company

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

301120
276172230

Coverage

Boston

Transcription

The Union Wagon

Music by Judson and ASA as sung by the Hutchinson Family. Tribe of ASA. 3 Boston. Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. 277 Washington St.

Cinn. J. Church Jr.

N York W.A Fond's

Chicago Lyon & Healy

Boston J.C. Haynes & Co.

Phil. G.W.A. Trumpher


THE UNION WAGON. SONG & CHORUS.

In Uncle Sam's dominions in eighteen sixty-one, The fight between secession and the Union was begun, The South declared they'd have the rights that Uncle Sam denied, Or in secession's wagon they'd all take a ride.



CHORUS.

All take a ride, All take a ride, Or All take a ride, all take a ride, Or in secession's wagon they'd all take a ride. in secession's wagon they'd all take a ride.


2

The makers of our wagon were men of solid wit, They made it out of Charter Oak that wouldent rot or split, Its wheels were of materials the strongest and the best, And two were named the North and South and two the East and West. CHORUS. And two the East and West, &c.

3

Now the Old Union wagon the Nations all admired, Her wheels had run for four-score years, and never once been tired, Her passengers were happy as long the way she whirled, And the Old Union wagon was the glory of the world. CHORUS. The glory of the world, &c.

4

But when our Abraham took command the south wheel got displaced, Because the "public fat" was gone that kept its axle greased, And when he gathered up the reins and started on his route She plunged into secession and knocked some "fellers" out. CHORUS. And knocked some "fellers" out, &c.

5

Now while in this secession mine the wheel was sticking tightly, Some tory passengers got mad and cursed the driver slightly But Abram "couldent see it" so he didn't heed their clatter, There's too much black mud on the wheels "That what's the matter." CHORUS. "That's what's the matter," & c.

6

Around our Union wagon with strong arms to the wheel A million soldiers rally with hearts as true as steel; And of all the generals high or low, that helped them save the nation, There's none like general U.S. Grant and general Emancipation. CHORUS. And general Emancipation, &c.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

4
36 cm

Citation

Hutchinson, J. J. (Judson Joseph) and Hutchinson, Asa, “The Union Wagon,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed September 19, 2020, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/20075.