The Dodger Song

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"The Dodger Song" is a 19th-century American folk song. Aaron Copland wrote an arrangement for it as part of Old American Songs, a collection of arrangements of folk songs.[1]

Cleveland had won the support of progressives by his fight against Tammany Hall in New York, and "The Dodger" was apparently used as a campaign song to belittle Republican James G. Blaine. The version known today is based on a Library of Congress recording by Mrs. Emma Dusenberry of Mena, Arkansas, who learned it in the 1880s. It was transcribed and first published by Charles Seeger in a little Resettlement Administration songbook.[2]

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  1. ^ The Aaron Copland Collection ca. 1900-1990 - Browse by Works (American Memory from the Library of Congress)
  2. ^ "The Dodger Song"