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Tammany (Gus Edwards & Vincent Bryan) Hiawatha was an Indian, So was Navajo, Paleface organ-grinders killed them Many moons ago; But there is a band of Indians That will never die, When they're at the Indian Club This is their battle cry: cho: Tammany, Tammany Big Chief sits in his tepee Cheering braves to victory, Tammany, Tammany Swamp 'em swamp 'em Get me wampum Tammany On the island of Manhattan By the bitter sea, Lived this tribe of noble Red Men, Tribe of Tammany, From the Totem of the Greenlight Wampum they would bring, When their big Chief Man Behind, Would pass the pipe and sing: Paleface preacher, "Red Light Finder," To Manhattan came, He was very old but he played Leap-frog just the same, He said he would run Manhattan Like a Sunday school, Made the village twice as bad As under Tammany rule, Paleface Band of Pirates called "Reformers" made a fight, Helped old "Red Light Finder" put the Tam'my braves to flight; Tammany came back and put this Pirate band to rout, Found the village treasure gone "Reformers" cleaned it out, Note: Reverend Parkhurst, known as the "Red Light Finder" led the political battle to oust Tammany rule of New York politics. After some much-publicized discoveries and closings of houses of ill-repute in New Yorks "Tenderloin" district, Rev. Parkhurst was accused (some say framed) of dipping into the fleshpots himself. RG RG
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