Harrison and Liberty?

William Henry Harrison's 1840 campaign helped usher in the modern presidential campaign. Songs from the early republic were far more poetic, as represented by the song Jefferson and Liberty. The Harrison campaign probably had the most songs written for it and in the long run will likely be overwhelmingly represented on our pages. Within that body of work includes the song Harrison and Liberty.The authors clearly want to build on the spirit of Jefferson  even though the lyrics are representative of the new campaign style. Modern listeners will notice that the original song disdains "bigots," while the Harrison version is eager to show Harrison's military record against Indians. 

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