Most people would think the title of this post is about Abraham Lincoln or maybe John F. Kennedy. Our most faithful followers know that were are preserving the complete history of the American Republic's presidential campaign songs.
The tale we are posting today is about president James Garfield , who won the election of 1880 and was assassinated in 1881. Although he is not remembered much today, he was a giant in his time. Listen to the below song, Boatman Jim, which reviews Garfield's life. The song is put to a popular Stephen Foster song, "Old Folks at Home"
This is an election song that is just as educational for voters as it is for Americans living today.