by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)

The White House chair
Language: English 
Come all ye men of every state, 
Our creed is broad and fair; 
Buchanan is our candidate, 
And we'll put him in the White House Chair. 

Chorus: 
Then come ye men from ev'ry state, 
Our creed is broad and fair; 
Buchanan is our candidate, 
And we'll put him in the White House Chair. 

Let all our hearts for union be, 
For the North and south are one; 
They've worked together manfully, 
And together they will still work on. 

We'll have no dark designing band 
To rule with secret sway; 
We'll give to all a helping hand, 
And be open as the light of day. 

We'll not outlaw the land that holds 
The bones of Washington; 
Where Jackson fought and Marion bled, 
And the battles of the brave were won.

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