Internationalism, Nationalism, Politics, Progress, Telegraphy, Technology
Sung to tune of 'Yankee Doodle Dandy', this song calls on 'Old John Bull' to replace some of the most cherished institutions of England—including its constitution, 'ale and stout', the British Lion, the bulldog, and the Union Jack—with American alternatives. Includes a verse praising the telegraph financier Cyrus W Field, who 'Has joined the Old World to the New / With his Atlantic Cable' and thus annexed England to America, which is a model for England to imitate.
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