The Wide-Awakes


The Wide-a Wakes.

O, what is all this noise about,
This midnight confusion?
’Tis the Wide-awakes have all turned out,
And made this grand intrusion.

We call ourselves the Wide Awakes,
And vote for the Rail-splitter,
Because we think the Nigger makes
Our glorious cause the better.

’Tis honest Abe and Hamlin,
We want to rule our nation,
And for the Nigger we do claim
Equality of station.

The poor white man we wish to take
The place of Mr. Nigger,
And for this cause we’re wide-awake,
And ready to pull the trigger.

For this we march with torch-light,
To shout our holy mission;
And worship Nigger with delight,
And pray for Abolition.

Then let our noble cause prevail,
Through every land and nation;
Till none will dare our cause assail,
But shout Amalgamation.

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