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James K Polk  They Might Be Giants

In ei[C]ghteen forty-[G(B]four, the D[C]emo[F(A]crats were sp[C]lit[G]   [C]   [F]
The t[C]hree nomi[G(B]nees for the pr[C]esid[F(A]ential candi[C]date[G]   [C]   [F]
Were [C]Martin Van [G]Buren, a [C]former presi[F]dent and an[C] abo[F]litio[G]nis[-]t
James Bu[C]chanan, a [F]mode[G]rate
Louis [C]Cass, a [F]general [G]and ex[Am]pansio[D]nist[D(C]      [D(B]      [D(A]
     C         F      C          F     G  -  -  -

From Nashville came a dark horse riding up
He was [C]James K. [Am]Polk, Na[F]poleon [G]of the [C]Stump[F]   [C]   [G]

Verse 2:
Austere, severe, he held few people dear
His oratory filled his foes with fear
The factions soon agreed
He's just the man we need
To bring about victory
Fulfill our manifest destiny
And annex the land the Mexicans command
And when the votes were cast the winner was
Mister James K. Polk, Napoleon of the Stump

[C]   [Am]   [F]   [G]      [C]   [F]   [C]   [G]             
Verse 3:
In four short years he'd met his every goal
He seized the whole southwest from Mexico
Made sure the tarriffs fell
And made the English sell the Oregon territory
He built an independent treasury
Having done all this he sought no second term
But precious few have mourned the passing of
Mister James K. Polk, our eleventh president
Young Hickory, Napoleon of the Stump



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