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No. 22. The Granger's Yankeedoodle.

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Geo. M. Wood.

1. Oh! Al and I went out to see
The plowboys on their ranchers;
We found them in a sycamore tree,
A studying different branches.

Chorus.
Yankeedoodle, farmer John,
Buy the babies candy;
Get your wife a new silk dress
Whenever it comes handy.

2. And when one branch they'd mastered quite,
They'd reach and get another
They said they's learned a thing or two
That farmers all were brothers.

Chorus.

3. And so they formed a little band,
And called it on Alliance
They strutted round like fighting cocks
And bid the world defiance.

Chorus.

4. They said the plan they hit upon
Put all men on a level;
The men outside would nod and wink,
And say "You'll play the devil."

Chorus.

5. And now they sing another tune,
And look amazed and wonder;
And say it's just as plain as day
That things are "going to thunder."

Chorus.

6. And now the granger gets his goods
Way down at bottom prices;
And pays the cash like money kings
For all his little spices.

Chorus.

7. And now my little song is done,
I'll bid you all adieu, sir;
For Al and I went down one night
And joined these grangers, too, sir.

Chorus.

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