The Wide Awakes
Lyrics by O.P.Q.
Air: Washing Day.
O, what is all this noise about,
This midnight confusion?
'Tis the wide - awakes have all turned out,
and made this grand intrusion.
Our cause is Abolition, and for the nigger we do cry;
For we do love the nigger, and we'll love him till we die!
And here we are with torch in hand,
We want to cut the figure;
For we proclaim, throughout the land,
That we all love the nigger.
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 the torch - light,
To show 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 will assail,
But shout Amalgamation