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Classical Notes: October 30, 2008 Archive

Music to Vote By

Posted at 8:29 AM on October 30, 2008 by Rex Levang

election.jpgJust in time for election day, the Library of Congress has delved into its archives and put a selection of sheet music from old presidential campaigns on their website.

What you'll notice first are the covers, but the music is there too, so you could print them out and have a sing-along of such oldies as "Vote for the Right Man" and "Dad's Old Silver Dollar Is Good Enough for Me."

For a further description, I can't do better than the accompanying language from the Library itself:

"These songs extol the worthiness of those who became president, such as Ulyesses S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, and Woodrow Wilson, as well as those who lost the elections, such as William Jennings Bryan and Horace Greely. Third parties also are featured in these songs, including the Greenback Party, the Labor Party and the Bull Moose Party.

"Remember to vote!"