The Hero of the West

The latest from Jim Macdonald’s series on the election of 1844 (useful reading for those who think that our current election year represents some kind of radical departure from a previous tradition of good taste and gentlepersonly behavior.)

Madhouse Manor


HARK! FROM THE BROAD AND NOBLE WEST.

TUNE— All’s Well.

Hark! from the broad and noble West —
From where the hero’s ashes rest —
The loud and stirring peal rings out—
And comes on every breeze the shout
For Harry Clay,
For Harry Clay,
For Harry Clay,
For gallant Harry Clay !

See them rush from the mountain’s side—
They come from plain and prairie wide! —
From every forest, glade and glen,
The shout goes up again,
“Who goes there! Stranger,
Stand, say the word!”
“Kentuck!”
“Hurrah!”
“All’s Well— All’s well!”
The West,
The East,
All— all’s well!

From wild New England’s mountain’s steep.
On through her valleys green they sweep—
And swelling high his glorious name.
His noble deeds aloft proclaim
For Harry Clay,
For Harry Clay,
For Harry Clay.
For fearless Harry Clay!

From ocean’s surge to mountain rills,
Bright burn the watch fires on the…

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