Song for St Tammany’s Day

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Honoring early America’s patron saint:

Of Andrew, of Patrick, of David, and George,
What mighty achievements we hear!
While no one relates great Tammany’s feats,
Although more heroic by far, my brave boys,
Although more heroic by far.

These heroes fought only as fancy inspired,
As by their own stories we find;
Whilst Tammany, he fought only to free
From cruel oppression mankind, my brave boys,
From cruel oppression mankind.

When our country was young and our numbers were few
To our fathers his friendship was shown,
(For he e’er would oppose whom he took for his foes,)
And he made our misfortunes his own, my brave boys,
And he made our misfortunes his own.

At length, growing old and quite worn out with years,
As history doth truly proclaim,
His wigwam was fired, he nobly expired,
And flew to the skies in a flame, my brave boys,
And flew to the skies in a flame.

Take walrus tusk in hand and raise a toast with a Tammany Cocktail:

1 jigger Mount Gay Rum
1 jigger Dark Rum (e.g., Black Seal)
1 T Fresh Lemon Juice
1 T Fresh Lime Juice
Dash of sweet vermouth

Fill cocktail shaker with ice
Add ingredients.
Shake vigorously and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
Stir with a walrus tusk.

Variation: Top with Ginger Beer
(Via Old Dominion Tory)

(Image: Milwaukee Art Museum)

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