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35. a New song of Sixpence.

sing a song of Sumter,
     A Fort in Charleston bay;
Eight-and-sixty brave men
     Watch there night and day.

Those brave men to succor,
     Still no aid is sent;
Isn't James Buchanan
     A pretty President!

James is in his Cabinet
     Doubting and debating;
Anderson's in Sumter,
     Very tired of waiting.

Pickens is in Charleston,
     Blustering of blows;
Thank goodness March the Fourth is near,
     To nip Secession's nose.

--Vanity Fair.

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