Tories?

Anti-Democrat political cartoon, 1836


THE CLAY RALLY CRY.

Tune — All the Blue Bonnets.

Out, out, Whigs and true democrats,
To the rescue of liberty come in quick order.
Out, out, with your Clay shouts and waving hats,
Freedom calls Hal. of Kentucky to guard her.
Far your bright banner spread,
“Clay at our Nation’s Head,”
His voice plead for freedom and sham’d ev’ry Tory.
Rouse men of Clay then,
Resolve to be Clay men,
He’ll guide us to wealth and restore us to glory.
Out, out, Whigs and true democrats, &c.

Arouse in the North where false statesmen oppress you,
Arouse in the South where your trade they’ve crush’d low,
Arouse in the East by the patriot’s that bless you.
Arouse in the West where the Clay heroes grow,
Hark, freedom is calling,
Her dear temple’s falling,
Then to the bold rescue come all in quick order,
Freemen shall bless the day.
When their true hero Clay,
Took our nation’s high post to preserve and to guard her;
Out, out, Whigs and true democrats,
Millions are calling, then out in quick order,
Out, out, with your Clay flag and waving hats.
Freedom calls Hal. of Kentucky to guard her.


NOTES:

Hal. of Kentucky is Henry Clay.

The South’s trade is being pressed low by free trade.


Tomorrow:  Hark! From the Broad and Noble West.

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