We Will Vote for Old Abe Lincoln

Title

We Will Vote for Old Abe Lincoln

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Sewall, M.
Sheet music
Campaign songs

Description

Presidential campaign song praising the qualities of Abraham Lincoln and the strength of his supporters.

Creator

Sewall, M.

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1860

Contributor

Music publisher information not available.

Rights

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

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

301135
428684891

Coverage

Place of publication is not available.

Transcription

WE WILL VOTE FOR OLD ABE LINCOLN.

SONG BY M. SEWALL.

We are coming, we are com-ing, Freedom's battle is be-gun, And inscribed upon our banner is the name of Abe Lin-coln.

We are coming, we are com-ing, Freedom's battle is be-gun, And inscribed upon our banner is the name of Abe Lin-coln.

And our voice which swells for Lincoln, and for Free-dom ev-er-more, Shall be hailed by land and sea-men as was nev-er heard be-fore.

Cho. We will vote for old Abe Lin-coln, we will vote for old Abe Lincoln, We're for hon-est old Abe Lin-coln, and Freedom thro' the land.

And our voice which swells for Lincoln, and for Free-dom ev-er-more. Shall be hailed by land and sea-men as was nev-er heard be-fore.

2 We are coming, we are coming, as a patriotic band, To drive the Border-ruffians and Fire-eaters from the land; And we'll put them with the Sappers and the Union-miners too, In the charge of the Flat-boatman and Union-saving crew.

3 We are coming, we are coming, not as comes the Ruffian throng, Armed with pistols, drunk with whiskey, with their curses loud and long, But we have a gallant chieftan, leading onward to the fight- A band of noble freemen, to do battle for the right.

4 We are coming, we are coming, to redeem our native land, From the evils that are springing from Buchanan's luckless wand: To the "Father of the Faithful" we will give the chair of State, While we see our modern Abram rise the highest o'er the great.

5 We are coming, we are coming, and we have a nominee, Who has worked his passage upward to the favor of the Free; With the rifle, axe and compass, at the counter, raft or farm. As a Counsellor and Statesman, he has ever borne the palm.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

1
31 cm

Citation

Sewall, M., “We Will Vote for Old Abe Lincoln,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 22, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/20090.