I'm a Dandy Mayor


A.W. AUNER, SONG PUBLISHER & PRINTER, Tenth and Race Sts., Philadelphia, Pa.

I’m a Dandy Mayor.

Once upon a time, not a long while ago,
A Scotchman lauded here “heigh ho,”
He looked around, and thought he had found,
A bonanza on this sacred ground;
He looked around and to himself, said he:
“I should like to be mayor of this great city.

So he laid his plans, and they work’d right well,
For soon he found he was cutting a swell.
The natives were simple and readily took
To the bait that was artfully tacked to the hook;
So he drew up his line and to his surprise
The mayoralty greeted his wondering eyes.

True, in times that are gone, ‘twas the office that sought,
The honor of which could never be bought.
A Henry, Mc Michael, a Conrad or Vaux,
Were never elected by any “FAUX PAS;”
But times and men change as seasons roll by,
And any can win who will only try.

In this land of the free and home of the brave.
Where all men are equal and no man a slave,
‘Tis an act of pure justice those born on the soil
Should govern her cities, who shared in her toil;
Although some EXOTICS may fancy that they
Can govern a city because they can say:

A.W. AUNER’S CARD AND JOB PRINTING ROOMS, Tenth and Race Sts., Philadelphia, Pa.

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