Political Songs in 19th Century America
Politics in America has always been lively since day one. In the 19th Century, when printing was growing in America it involved a lot of singing, a lot of song writing and sheet music. It also involved some great satire, humor and classic protest songs.
We have collected a few of these pieces of political music.
(or the musings of a politician’s wife)
March Along Democrats
Wake Oh Republicans Wake
Forward March Republicans
Wait Till The Votes Are Counted
Shall Women Vote?
Good Hard Cider (campaign song)
The Reason Why I Was Elected
The Soldier’s Vote
The Humbug Reform
Down With The Plumed Knight
I Wish I Was De Mayor
I’m The Governor’s Only Son
The Wheelbarrow or Cider Polka