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We'll Give 'Em Jessie

Song performed by: Chad Sheridan, Jason Schreiber (vocals) and Tara Dirst (banjo).
Recording engineer: Matt Dotson.

TUNE -- Wait for the Wagon.

YE friends of freedom rally now,
And push the cause along;
We have a glorious candidate,
A platform broad and strong;
"Free Speech, Free Press, Free Soil, Free Men,
Fremont," -- we have no fears,
With such a battle-cry, but that
We'll beat the Buchaniers.

CHORUS.

We'll give 'em Jessie,
We'll give 'em Jessie,
We'll give 'em Jessie,
When we rally at the polls.

Our leader scaled the mighty hills,
'Twixt East and West the bars,
And from the very topmost peak
Flung out the stripes and stars;
Nor cold, nor heat, thirst, hunger, naught
Of horror, moved his fears;
With such a Captain can we fail
To beat the Buchaniers.

CHORUS. -- We'll give 'em Jessie.

In after time his dauntles arm
Unlocked the Golden Gate;
His eloquence to Freedom gave
The El Dorado State.
In every word, in every deed,
Such manliness appears,
Fremont's the man to lead us on
To beat the Buchaniers.

CHORUS. -- We'll give 'em Jessie.

Where'er clear heads adn gallant hearts
Are wanted, foremost he,
And ever true, in word and deed,
He's proved to Liberty.
Survey him every way you will,
The NOBLE MAN appears:
So shout Fremont and Liberty --
Down with the Buchaniers!

CHORUS. -- We'll give 'em Jessie.

Then rally, rally every man
Who values Liberty;
Who would not see our fair land given
To blighting Slavery.

Our cause, "Free Speech, Free Press, Free Soil,
Free Men," -- So now three cheers
For the People's Candidate, FREMONT,
Who frights the Buchaniers.

CHORUS. --We'll give 'em Jessie,
We'll give 'em Jessie,
We'll give 'em Jessie,
When we rally at the polls.

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