Gay and Happy


Printed at WALTER WARREN’S New GROTTO Printing Office, No. 1017 Girard Avenue, Philadelphia.

Gay And Happy.

I’m the girl that’s gay and happy,
And I your attention call,
If you’ll listen to my story,
I will try to please you all.

If the President sat beside me,
I would sing with usual glee;
He might smile or frown upon me,
Still I’d sing and happy be.

If a man be poor and needy,
I could never pass him by,
But with kindness I would treat him,
And this world I would enjoy,

You may say the rich and wealthy,
Poverty they do despise;
I am content, tho’ poor, but healthy,
Health is the only boon I prize.

In the South they threaten disunion,
If the North will not obey;
But the spirit of General Washington,
Still keeps guard with Henry Clay

Here’s success to Major Anderson,
The hero and his gallant band;
Ever ready to protect or die,
To save his native land.

With our hands and hearts united,
With the Constitution stand:
The Union and our Flag forever,
The Stars and Stripes, and our Native Land.

Now my friends my song is ended
Let the world wag as it will
Every night I’ll try to please you,
I’ll be gay and happy still.

Item Information help

  • Item ID
  • DCMI Type
    Still Image
  • Title
  • Creator
    Butler, Clara
  • Illustrated
  • Extent
    23.5 cm x 11 cm
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