“Alderman of the Ward”
Singer says he used to be a street laborer, but he's come up in the world: he's now alderman of the ward and his daughter's well-dressed, to boot. He brags of the trappings of his improved situation and invites the listener to be his guest
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Irish immigrant politicians controlled many city machines in the 1800s and 1900s. - PJS
- Warde Ford, "Alderman of the ward" (AFS 4209 A3, 1939; in AMMEM/Cowell)
- Roud #15471
- BI, RcAotW